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Tool request

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:13:36 +0100
Message-ID: <1f2ed5cd0511280513q63fb3aces6f313fc072c9811e@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Cc: feedvalidator users <feedvalidator-users@lists.sourceforge.net>, www-archive@w3.org

I'd very much like to publish valid markup, but I'm as lazy as it
gets. Here's what I'd really like, anything that gets me closer (or
provides equivalent functionality appreciated).

I put material on the Web little and often - two or three times a day,
weblog posts. The material appears primarily at two URIs, one for the
HTML representation (blog front page), one for the feed
representation.I'd estimate I average one error a week in the post
markup (plenty of errors elsewhere, but they're another matter).

I also have a FOAF file - right now it's static, but at some point in
the near future I want to use that (or something nearby) to provide
more dynamic presence/attention kind of data. That's have its own URI

There are validators already at the W3C for the three kinds of markup:
HTML, RSS/Atom, RDF/XML. But checking all three for every individual
post would be a big time-drain.

So (finally), here's what I'd like - three little icons on my blog
front page corresponding to the results of validator checks. Like
little LEDs, green for valid, red for invalid. Clicking on the LED
will take me to the specific validator results. This should be too
difficult to set up as a job triggered from the posting action, or
even from cron. The tricky bit I expect being interpreting the results
from the service calls. But if the three validators offered uniform
response messages, it'd make things a whole lot easier.



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