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From: Marc-Antoine Ross <marc@proze.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:25:55 -0400
To: www-validator@w3.org
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Hi all,

I am Marc-Antoine Ross, from Proze Network, the owner of the project hosted at www.validator.ca [EN] / www.validateur.ca [FR].

This service indexes a given website, following all links found on the root URL provided and then uses the W3C services to validate the (x)HTML code for each URL. This project was well received by the community and I believe it was helping Web Developpers tremendously. 

Recently, the W3C blacklisted our service because it was using too much ressources on their servers, according to their policy. While I clearly understand this, I'm very disapointed. I have taken the time to consider a few solutions and I am looking for help / suggestions from the people in the list. 

1/ Install the validator locally on our server and run it from there. A good advantage would be that each page will be read only once by the service compared to twice before (one by validator.ca and once by the W3C). Problem: I don't have anybody available to install the validator.

2/ Use another validation service: anybody interested?

3/ Offer the code and my contribution to the W3C and make this service widely available and supported. 

4/ Turn off the service.

This service was brought online for free and I hope to keep it that way. Solution #3 would be my favorite, but I'm opened to others.

Best regards,

Marc-Antoine Ross
Received on Tuesday, 12 June 2007 17:54:18 UTC

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