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Re: automated queries

From: Matthias Englert <Matthias.Englert@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 22:13:22 +0100
Message-ID: <3DE929F2.3060609@gmx.de>
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>

Terje Bless wrote:

>>I just want to know: how is the feeling about automated queries to the
>>validator (and probably link checker)? I would like to do an automatic
>>check of sites before they go online in our CMS, but I think it would be
>>impossible to install a local copy of the validator in our environment.
>>
> 
> That depends entirely on volume. I don't think anyone can give you hard and
> fast rules about this so you'll need to use common sense.


I think it will behave nicely. I just would stay away from it if it
were categoric prohibited.


> The output options are there so that people can begin to experiment with
> integrating the Validator in their workflows -- CMSs or blogs etc. -- but
> if you integrate it in a production environment you'd best be prepared for
> it to break.


That's ok as long as I can detected that it's broken (should be no
problem by parsing the version information and check for a 200 OK).

Thanks, I will start playing around with it.
Matthias
Received on Saturday, 30 November 2002 16:13:23 GMT

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