3 Sep 2004 DV   » (Master)

Crazy week

A really busy week, culminating Wednesday with a release of gamin, the deadline for Fedora Core Test2 freeze, my birthday, getting my new laptop and cooking for 10 persons in the evening.


Killed the last know obvious gamin bugs and made the 0.0.9 release so that I don't get thousand of bug reports when people start installing FC3 test2 where gamin deprecates the original fam implementation. I also pushed a release of libxml2 and libxslt fixing a few bugs in the previous releases. Kasimier is busy cleaning up the Schemas stuff against the W3C (NIST/Sun/Microsoft) based testsuite. Apparently the whole set of tests are not totally clean but apparently there is an update from W3C coming "soon".


Sep 1st was really crazy. At some point I was cooking, building the gamin release and following the W3C XML Core teleconf at the same time. Luckily I didn't burnt any food and everything went well. Main dishes were a fish curry and ducks roasted with peaches, mangoes and a bit of honey. Lot of punch and wine disapeared too. I got a book, a DVD and an orchid... The orchid is very nice apparently a breeding of Brassia and Miltonia. I'm quite fond of orchids but so far I have resisted growing some because of the work needed, I cleaned up a small green house left by my mother and put the orchid and a few other plants in it, it's now sitting in my office, it's nice maybe I will start collecting orchids again.


I also finished installing the Dell P800 laptop, a bit heavy, doesn't feel very solid, but the 1920x1200 screen is amazing, looking at pictures on it is baffling. I got most everything working, except the wireless card as the centrino 2200 chipset is not yet really ready, so I'm just using my old wireless card which works out of the box. Also there is no manual brightness control, so how to you lower brightness to preserve batteries ? I could not find any key to do it, and the printed doc is ... useless. A nice box overall !

Rich and HTML validation

Try HTML Tidy the original, and if you have a linux or Solaris box around "xmllint --noout --html http://.....html", if it is XHTML then "xmllint --noout --valid ...." instead. Note that xmllint does not do SGML pure validation so the first case is not complete. You should generate XHTML1 anyway if you're concerned about validity really.

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