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Bug 1263 - Simplified results page for "referer" validation
Summary: Simplified results page for "referer" validation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Templates (show other bugs)
Version: 0.7.0
Hardware: All All
: P4 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-21 03:25 UTC by Olivier Thereaux
Modified: 2007-03-29 18:50 UTC (History)
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Description Olivier Thereaux 2005-04-21 03:25:46 UTC
A recurrent issue of the "check referrer" question is that, very often, the people who click on the icon 
are not the actual page owner, but someone curious, and the results pages, with its flow of information, 
are somewhat confusing.

The difficulty is to combine our policy that the icons should be set with a link to quick revalidation, as a 
"soft" guarantee that they are not misused, with the need to make the experience for people lost there a 
little less miserable.

The development of a templated system for the validator's results finally gives us an opportunity to 
improve the situation. 

We could imagine a "simple view" of the results, with (subject to discussion):
- no revalidation control 
- A quick intro text stating. "this page is the result of markup validation for the document located at 
[...]. You can learn more about _validation_, _why it matters_ and _how this validator works_ in our 
_FAQ and help_ document."
- the "this page is (not) valid foo" banner.
- (if applicable) the number of errors, with a link to full results.

A cgi parameter would trigger this view, and I suggest that we could start by only triggering it when 
doing the redirect from uri=referer to uri= Then, if it is popular, we 
could make it more widely available.
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2005-04-22 02:29:00 UTC
Related (remembered this from todo.html):
Make e.g.;imgonly return only an image showing the validation 
status of the referring page.