Public Beta Test for the "Log Validator" [beta 1]

"If you have many things to do and little time to do it, you start with 
what's most important".

This sounds simple, and infact, it is. This is the idea behind the "Log 
Validator" [1], which is being developed by the QA development Team at 

** About Log Validator **

The Log Validator is a Perl library  which analyses web server logs, 
and run those through modules. This is not a new concept, except that 
these modules are Web Quality oriented.
The first module we have developed is allow the webmaster to 
clearly identify which are the most popular resources on the server 
that do not pass (X)HTML validation.
This makes the Log Validator a candidate for validity-conscious 
webmasters' best friend.


The Log Validator is currently in beta stage, and this announcement 
starts, today and for one month, a beta test period. Candidate release 
date for a first stable version is March 28th, 2003.

** Participating to this Beta Test **

How can you participate in the beta test?

  - Use it!
Install it, try it, use it, love it or hate it, but be sure to report 
about it.

  - Review it!
The Log Validator is open source... You think you can improve its 
design, its efficiency, fix bugs? Go ahead, come and discuss here, 
patch it, report bugs!

  - Develop for it!
The Log Validator is flexible and extensible. Anyone can build new 
modules, and you're welcome to do so. We have published an API/Guide 
for Modules developer [2], it would be a good idea to check it for 
potential design flaws, and develop new modules. CSS validation, 
metadata, Lexical analysis... Use your imagination?


** References and Contact **

- Log Validator at
 Manual at
 API at
 Tutorial at
- comments? : public list at
- bug reports, patch/fix submission : public bugzilla at

** Acknowledgments **

The following people have contributed in the birth of this Web Quality 
Terje Bless, Karl Dubost, Henri Fallon, Kim Nylander, Olivier Thereaux, 
Ville Skyttä,
The following people will contribute in making it a killer Web Quality 

Thank you. olivier.
Olivier Thereaux - W3C - QA : |

Received on Friday, 28 February 2003 07:11:17 UTC