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Validator... Much has been made about standards compliance in modern Web browsers. Less is made about the responsibity Web authors have to deliver correct mark-up to these programs. Some HTML authors champion one browser over another for its standards support when they themselves do little or nothing to assure their mark-up is correct. Unfortunately, most validation tools operate on one file at a time through a Web or editor interface. This makes checking large numbers of files in a production environment tedious and impractical. Validator easily checks one file or a thousand. It efficiently assures all your XML is ready for your more...

What's New

Version 1.4.1:
  • Resolved problem that prevented launching on some versions of Mac

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Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Rollandburn Member IconReview+3
Rollandburn
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immediate delete. architecture error. no likey 64bit.

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Version 1.4.1
Wlao Member IconComment+0
Wlao
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@jonathanpdx: Sorry, no idea.
IIRC, the problem seemed to be that Validator didn't work well if Perl was running in 64 bits. The fix was to make sure that Validator used an older version of Perl, running in 32 bits.
I don't know if it would be possible to install such an old version of Perl in Lion. The man page for Perl in Lion suggests that you should use an environment variable to make Perl run in 32 bits, but I don't know how to make Validator set this You could probably also force Lion to always use 32 bit Perl, but I don't want to do that...

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Version 1.4.1
Promac Member IconReview+1
Promac
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Thanks Wlao for the trick !!
I was desperate to not be able to use this application anymore !!

Thanks Robert Crews for this excellent free application, all my xml are good now

Promac consulting

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Version 1.4.1
Wlao Member IconComment+0
Wlao
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Won't start on a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard, but complains about:
"Can't load '/Applications/Validator.app/blablabla...: no appropriate 64-bit architecture (see "man perl" for running in 32-bit mode) at /System/Library/Perl/5.10.0/darwin-thread-multi-2level/DynaLoader.pm line 207."

Editing the AppSettings.plist inside the Validator bundle (Contents/Resources/AppSettings.plist) and changing the value of the ScriptInterpreter key to "/usr/bin/perl5.8.9" (without the quotes) seems to fix it. At least temporarily.

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Version 1.4.1
jonathanpdx
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I'm having this same issue on Lion. Modifying the ScriptInterpreter to my various installations of perl doesn't fix the issue. Any ideas?

Tice Member IconComment+119
Tice
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Hmm ... you have to quit the app to check another document. If you have an entire website with many files this gets anoying.

OK, it's freeware, but there are better free apps out there, sorry to say.

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Version 1.4.1
Robert Crews (Developer)
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Thanks for the feedback. Validator is written to easily test multiple files at once. Drag the folder containing your Web site to the icon and Validator will evaluate all the XML on your site: XHTML, XSL, SVG, etc. Check out the readme for the details of what it tests, how it tests, and how it reports errors.

aetnaria Member IconComment+98
aetnaria
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Doesn't do... anything.

Nothing happens when I try to drag files or folders onto the application icon, its open window, or the dock item.

The only thing I can do is click on the brightly-colored Quit button.

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Version 1.3
Robert Crews (Developer)
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Based on your feedback, version 1.4.1 appends a log to the report showing how many files it checked. I'm guessing you dragged a folder that did not contain any files with the recognized XML extensions. The version you reviewed shows a blank screen in this case. The readme describes how to add extensions to Validator's list of XML file name extensions. Thanks.

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Version 1.4.1
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Downloads 4,263
Version Downloads 1,984
Type Development / HTML
License Free
Date 20 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free