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Re: Programmatically calling the HTML validator

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 07:45:34 +0100
To: Lisa Wollin <lisawoll@exchange.microsoft.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1127889934.11768.6.camel@omega.thecoreworlds.net>

On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 12:35 -0700, Lisa Wollin wrote:
> Is there anyway to programmatically call the HTML validator that you
> have on your Web site?

Aside from the obvious solution (or parsing the HTML), the validator
also outputs an X-W3C-Validator-Status HTTP header and can be requested
to output results in several formats other then human readable HTML.


Its probably also worth pointing out that if you plan to hit the
validator enough times to make programmatic access worthwhile, then a
local copy would probably be faster for you.


David Dorward                           <http://dorward.me.uk/>
"Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another."
                             -- The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
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