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RE: LogValidator v0.5 - looking for feature wishlist and stories

From: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 09:39:58 -0000
To: 'olivier Thereaux' <ot@w3.org>, public-evangelist@w3.org
Message-ID: <10411180940.aa16436@lamin.ukoln.ac.uk>

> Hello,
> A few days ago, we released an update to the "Log Validator" 
> tool, bringing its version number to 0.5. Almost a symbolic 
> milestone, and a good opportunity to think of its future.
> For those not familiar yet with this tool, the Log Validator 
> is a Web Server log analysis tool, with modules such as HTML 
> or CSS validation. 
> Use it on your Web server, and it can give you a list of the 
> most popular documents that need some attention. Feed it a 
> flat list of URLs, and you have a simple, efficient batch 
> validation tool.
> http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/LogValidator/
> I would really be interested in hearing your stories and wishes.
> And of course, if you want to spread the word about the tool 
> and the call for feedback, that would be, obviously, much appreciated.
> Thank you,
> --
> olivier

Hi Olivier
  We used the tool for one of our projects - QA Focus (which developed a
quality assurance framework for digital library programmes).
  We ran the tool monthly and then documented the reason for any errors and
sought (if possible) to fix the workflow system as well as the errors.  We
kept a record of this - see:
  I now recommend this tool and approach to others.

BTW the technique we use for checking HTML (and CCS compliance, & link
checking) is the ,tools URI interface to testing tools which I first found
(accindentally) on the W3C Web site - see

Brian Kelly
UK Web Focus
University of Bath 
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