Re: Inefficient validation process

From: Alan Earhart (
Date: Mon, Sep 20 1999

From: Alan Earhart <>
Message-Id: <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 12:19:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: Inefficient validation process

> I like checking my documents using the validator at
>, 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 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.