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[ANN] new W3C Feed Validation Service

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:23:07 +0900
Message-Id: <68DD160C-4971-491C-ACF8-C58A8247FEE1@w3.org>
To: www-validator community <www-validator@w3.org>

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce that we are opening today a W3C Feed  
Validation Service [1], a free online tool which helps check the  
syntax of syndication feeds in formats such as RSS and Atom.

[1] http://validator.w3.org/feed/

This service is based on the open source software feedvalidator [2]  
(the same software running the service at  feedvalidator.org), and we  
are excited to be able to provide another service to the community in  
addition to our existing validators, checkers, etc. while using and  
participating in the development of an open-source software product.  
Feedvalidator was written by Sam Ruby, Mark Pilgrim, Joseph Walton,  
and Phil Ringnalda and is under development over at sourceforge [2].

[2] http://sourceforge.net/projects/feedvalidator

In addition to the existing features of the feedvalidator, we have  
made available a SOAP web service [3] for the W3C feed validation  
service,  and we hope that it will be a useful resource for the  
automatic or batch validation of feeds.

[3] http://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/api.html

This service is, for the moment, still quite experimental, and may  
have bugs or problems. As explained in the about page [4] for the  
service, feedback (clear and detailed messages, please) should be  
sent to this list, www-validator. Since the underlying software  
feedvalidator is not developed at W3C, reports of software bugs  
could, and should, be sent to the sourceforge mailing-list [5].  
However, it may not be obvious whether a problem comes from the  
software or how we are using it, if in doubt, it's ok to send your  
messages here.

[4] http://validator.w3.org/feed/about.html#when
[5] http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/feedvalidator-users

Special thanks to Sam Ruby, one of the authors of feedvalidator, for  
inviting us to host an instance of the software.

olivier Thereaux - W3C - http://www.w3.org/People/olivier/
W3C Open Source Software: http://www.w3.org/Status
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