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RE: Broken Links and Redirects in Understanding and Techniques

From: Schnabel, Stefan <stefan.schnabel@sap.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 07:34:02 +0000
To: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Hi Christophe,

which validators + accessibility validators do currently check using the *client-side browser DOM* and *not* server-side generated or static html? For instance, W3C Validator relies on protocols and *cannot* do this. 

I know e.g.  HTML Validator plugin for Firefox that can do this client-side: http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/new_install4.html but validating an entire site with it is tedious since IMO there is no crawling mechanism integrated.

Do you have a complete list of alternatives?


-----Original Message-----
From: Christophe Strobbe [mailto:strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de] 
Sent: Donnerstag, 4. September 2014 15:49
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Broken Links and Redirects in Understanding and Techniques

On 4/09/2014 13:34, Joshue O Connor wrote:
> #http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20140902/G134.html
> The Peter Kranz link to 'Validating an entire site' is moved from
> http://www.standards-schmandards.com/?2005/04/10/18-massvalidate
> to
> http://www.standards-schmandards.com/2005/massvalidate/
> NOTE: Some of the validators are looking very old - and some articles
> are over 10 years old also.

Ah, validators. I know who collected those links ;-)

The link to STG XML Validation Form leads to an Error 404 and I can't
find a replacement on Brown University's website.

The URL for XML Nanny now leads to a site in Japanese that is apparently
not about XML validation. (There is a tool called "XML Nanny" for
validating XML and XHTML in the Mac App Store:

> The link to 'XHTML-Schemata für FrontPage 2003 und Visual Studio .NET'
> should have the text 'XHTML-Schemata für FrontPage 2003 und Visual
> Studio .NET [In German]' included in the URI.
> '<a>Nvu</a> is a free and open-source Web authoring tool for Windows,'
> should be
> '<a>Nvu is a free and open-source Web authoring tool</a> for Windows,'.

Nvu was discontinued some time ago; its successor was Kompozer
<http://kompozer.net/>, which had its most recent release in ... 2010.

With regard to XML editors:
* The link to SCREEM can be removed; the project has been inactive for
several years now.
* There have been no xerlin releases since 2005 (though the program may
still work (it's in Java).

Best regards,


> Including useful keywords in the Amaya link (an links to remaining XML
> editors) would also be useful for screen reader users.
> (...)

Christophe Strobbe
Akademischer Mitarbeiter
Adaptive User Interfaces Research Group
Hochschule der Medien
Nobelstraße 10
70569 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 8923 2749

"La vie est courte, hélas! et je n'ai pas encore lu tous mes livres!" (d'après Mallarmé).
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