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    Mass site validation on local server.

    Does anyone know of a way to mass validate a local site? I have some sites with many pages and would be great to have some sort of tool that could spider through the site locally and validate the html code.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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    no-one have any ideas at all?

    ive been searching all over, and im sure im not the only developer who would find this very useful.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyofb View Post
    no-one have any ideas at all?

    ive been searching all over, and im sure im not the only developer who would find this very useful.

    thanks
    are some package for linux: wdg-html-validator, w3c-markup-validator, w3c-linkchecker but I don't know how they work, one page or batch.

    Anyaway with a small script you can make them to validate all site.

    I hope this help you.

    PS: the package names are for debian distro, I don't know the names for other distro.

    EDIT: I don't validate this way, is not efficient, usualy is enough to validate only some pages selected in a way that reflect the state of all pages.

    best regards
    Last edited by oesxyl; 01-14-2008 at 02:18 PM.

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    I think Validating one page at a time is the way to go... If you wait until then end and validate all your pages at once you may end up with an over whelming amount of errors...

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    http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/

    Check the 'validate entire site' checkbox

    Good old google
    "write it for FireFox then hack it for IE."
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahallicks View Post
    http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/

    Check the 'validate entire site' checkbox

    Good old google
    this is not a mass site validation on local server

    best regards

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    Crap, that'll teach me to read things! Meh, publish it then validate it, simple
    "write it for FireFox then hack it for IE."
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    DreamWeaver can validate locally. I've never used it, till just now...
    hmm, not a very good validator. I gave it some obvious errors and it returned "No errors or warnings found" every time.


    Goto W3c and download the source for their validator, then run it locally on your pages.

    But, check the suggestion about validating in my sig below. Like srule_ has said, validating as you go makes a lot more sense.
    Validate often DURING development - Use it like a splelchecker | Debug during Development |Write it for FireFox, ignore IE
    Use the right DocType | Validate your markup | Validate your CSS | Why validating is good | Why tables are bad


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