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Re: Validate pages while navigating

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 07:55:09 +1300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20090302075509.4de3b9b3.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:55:39 +0100
Came this utterance formulated by Justin M. to my mailbox:

> Hello everybody,
> 
> I may have an idea which could be interesting for all the 
> webdesigners/webdevelopers, and I would present it to you all.
> 
> The W3 validator works page by page, which is totally normal because 
> several pages cannot be validated at the same time. But when we have 
> validated one, we have to switch to our site, navigate towards an
> other page, copy and paste its address, and validate. No really
> difficult that is right, but I think it could be great to keep the
> ability to navigate AND to validate the current page. I thought about
> a Google-like presentation when we search for an image : a frame at
> the top, containning a summary of the validate result, and the page
> itself (or the contrary, because it may be easier to include the
> source page in the validator than to include the validator in the
> client site). The complete report will be viewable by clicking a link,
> which brings to the result page like today :
> "http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=" + referer. I do not really know
> if it simple to develop or not, actually that is just an idea! May be
> there are problems of interaction between the two websites...
> 

This would increase the load on the online validator. Instead i suggest
using the validation built into other tools like the web developer
extension for firefox:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60
This works faster because it validates (X)HTML, CSS and JavaScript while
the page is loading up, on your computer as opposed to online.

-- 
Michael

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be well

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