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Re: CSS Validator

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 10:14:01 +0900
Message-Id: <67A8B7B6-E4EA-11D8-B46D-000393A80896@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator-css@w3.org
To: EE <ee@bjaili.com>
Hello EE,

On Aug 3, 2004, at 5:46 AM, EE wrote:
> I am really lost. I have no idea what is cvs and how get files from
> there. What program I need to use to download the validator? Can I use
> an FTP client? Plz help.

I sincerely hope you do not take this as being rude, but I would like  
to ask why you want to install the validator instead of using it  
online. I know there are very justifiable reasons, but as I wrote  
>> Please note this is known to not be absolutely trivial.

In other words, installing the CSS validator is *hard*, and if you  
start asking panicked questions about CVS, I can guarantee it is going  
to take a lot of questions and answers... This is not your fault, in  
any case, we know that this difficulty is a problem and solving it is  

Anyway... To download the CSS validator yo can not use an FTP client,  
sorry, you will have to use a CVS client and follow some instructions  
to use it.

The basic CVS client is the commandline tool "cvs". It can be installed  
easily for most unix/linux flavors, on OSX it's in the developer tools.  
For windows, you have a few GUI versions such as tortoiseCVS or winCVS.

Once you have CVS working you can download the source.
Then you will need a working Java environment.
Then you will need something to buid/serve the software. Jigsaw or  
Apache+ant should do the job fine.

Good luck.

>> [1] http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html
>> [2] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/
>> [3]  
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-validator-css/2003Jan/ 
>> 0037.html


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