Re: Inefficient validation process

From: Alan Earhart (aearhart@chemistry.ohio-state.edu)
Date: Mon, Sep 20 1999


From: Alan Earhart <aearhart@chemistry.ohio-state.edu>
Message-Id: <199909201619.MAA25699@chemistry.mps.ohio-state.edu>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 12:19:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Inefficient validation process

> 
> I like checking my documents using the validator at
> http://validator.w3.org/, but the process is beginning to to get rather
> tedious and I am getting tempted to turn to other validators. The
> problem is that for simple web authors like me, "debugging" a document
> is an iterative process in which each iteration currently involves 2
> steps:
> 
> - Do an FTP upload to a server
> - Validate
> 
> Why doesn't http://validator.w3.org/ offer a form and a "validate"
> button, so one could paste a document's contents and validate
> immediately?
> 

You might want to install a copy of TidyHTML on your machine so you can
do a local check on any documents.

I've got it on my Mac and it's a piece of cake to run it through TidyHTML
to catch mistakes before I even bother uploading it to the server.

alan