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RE: W3C Validation for bulk files

From: John Fairweather <johnfairweather@ntlworld.com>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2009 23:44:25 +0000
To: "'Ian Jacobs'" <ij@w3.org>
Message-Id: <000101c9fd01$380535f0$a80fa1d0$@com>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>
Ian,

Thanks for your reply and link.

As a follow up question (which may be rather elementary), is it good
programming practice, to put the following at the top of every HTML page
that I create and does it do any HTML validation?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/strict.dtd">


Regards,

John


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Jacobs [mailto:ij@w3.org]
Sent: 03 July 2009 17:35
To: John Fairweather
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Subject: Re: W3C Validation for bulk files


On 3 Jul 2009, at 4:35 AM, John Fairweather wrote:

> Dear Sir,
>
> I have a number of HTML files, which I would like to check for W3C
> Validation.  Is there any bulk way of checking these files together,
> rather than feeding them into the Validator individually?
>


Hello John,

I'm not aware of any way. There's an entry in the FAQ on this:
  http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html#faq-batchvalidation

"At the moment, the Markup Validator does not have a batch, or
recursive, validation feature. As an alternative, the W3C maintains
the LogValidator, a software tool that interacts with the validator to
check the log of your Web site (or any list of URLs) and reports a
list of the most popular invalid documents.

The WDG HTML Validator also does recursive validation."

I hope that helps,

  _Ian


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