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Re: validation button in your web browser

From: <pdf@bizfon.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 14:42:00 -0500
To: pdf@bizfon.com
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <8525689E.006C3790.00@Enterprise>


My mistake... entering that link information on your page DOES work.  However,
not everyone wants a link to the validtor on their page.  The javascript method
allows you to validate pages that don't have that link (for example, if you want
to validate pages other than ones you create).

-Peter Foti





pdf@bizfon.com on 03/10/2000 02:24:07 PM

To:   Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net>
cc:   www-validator@w3.org (bcc: Peter Foti)

Subject:  Re: validation button in your web browser





No, that does not work.  You are still required to enter in the URI of the page
you want to validate.

The method of using Javascript may exclude some people, but it's the only real
way to quickly and easily check the current page that you are on (if you're
using Lynx... I think you're out of luck).  You simply go to the page you want
to validate, then go to your Favorites (or bookmarks) and select the link.  It
passes the current URL to the validator and you don't have to enter any
additional information.  It's quite useful.  My thanks to David Lindquist for
posting this!

-Peter Foti





Brian Gilkison <gilkison@one.net> on 03/10/2000 02:03:42 PM

To:   www-validator@w3.org
cc:    (bcc: Peter Foti)

Subject:  Re: validation button in your web browser



Jos van den Oever wrote:
> Having a validation button on your browser significantly lowers the
> threshhold for people to check their HTML.
>
>With javascript it's easy to make a HTML validation button that uses the
>w3 validator. Instructions are here:

Why exclude people who don't have JavaScript-enabled browsers (such as
Lynx)???  Last time I checked "http://validator.w3.org/check/referer"
still works, so:

<a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer">
<img src="vh401.gif" width="88" height="31" border="0"
alt="Valid HTML 4!" hspace="5" vspace="7" align="right"></a>

is a perfectly good button -- or replace the image tag with your preferred
text (although not necessary, since any HTML programmer concerned about
validity would include the ALT attribute in their IMG tags!)

Brian Gilkison
Received on Friday, 10 March 2000 14:40:52 GMT

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