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RE: Question about CSS Validator Web Service

From: Chen Sun <chsun@live.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:02:30 -0700
Message-ID: <BAY147-w1537D0DBA619B975879089C0C70@phx.gbl>
To: <david@dorward.me.uk>
CC: <www-validator-css@w3.org>

Thank you very much, David!

 

Do you know why CSS Validator POST request does not work now? It used to work fine.

 

Thanks,

Chen
 


Subject: Re: Question about CSS Validator Web Service
From: david@dorward.me.uk
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 20:14:04 +0100
CC: www-validator-css@w3.org
To: chsun@live.com



On 17 Jun 2010, at 23:50, Chen Sun wrote: 

I plan to design an CSS Validator which can validate a batch of files in the same directory. I have two questions hoping you can help me out.
 
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?text=#oooouterx{marin:20x;border:1x solid #000;backgrod:blue url(images/lcolex1.gif) repeat-y left top;padding:5px;}
 
You will get "Congratulations! No Error Found."
 
But when I validate by direct input, a couple of errors there. 



# indicates the start of a fragment identifier in a URI, it and everything that follows it will not be passed to the server as it is only used by the client to identify part of the returned document.



Did I use ?text=contentToValid right? Should I encode white space, etc?


Yes. And the "etc" is important. 


2. Is it possible to validate a local css file? How? I tried http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?uri=file:///C|/MyDocuments/test.css
or ?uri=C:\MyDocuments\test.css
or ?uri=\MyDocuments\test.css
or ?uri=file://servername/publicShare/test.css 
None worked.


You can't give the validator a private URI and have it fetch it. You have to upload the file.


If you are building a tool, you probably should be using the SOAP API: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/api.html


I also suggest you install a local copy of the validator rather than hammering the free, public service: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html




-- 
David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk
 		 	   		  
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