Validator
Validator
1.4.1

3.3

Validator free download for Mac

Validator1.4.1

20 January 2009

XML and XHTML checker.

Overview

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 workflow.

What's new in Validator

Version 1.4.1:
  • Resolved problem that prevented launching on some versions of Mac OS X.
  • Added XHTML Modularization 1.1, XHTML Basic 1.1, and XHTML+RDFa 1.0 FPIs.
  • Reports on checked files to assure a message appears for each run.
  • Continues processing when encountering a file or directory multiple times due to symbolic linking.
  • Packaged into an installer for Windows.
  • Enhanced support for XML Schema validation.
  • Added DocBook 5.0 FPIs.
  • Added Relax NG support for DocBook 5.0 documents.
  • Added W3C (ISO) Combined Entities FPI.
  • Added JavaHelp 1.1.3 and 2.0 FPIs.
  • Added *.dita, *.ditamap, *.hs, *jhm, *.jnlp, *.xht, and *.xhtml to list of XML extensions.
  • Added older Sun 1.0 and 1.1 JNLP FPIs.
  • Reads gzip'd and compress'd single-file documents.
  • Follows symbolic links on Unix-like systems.
  • Skips non-XML Apple property list files.
  • Fixed chdir errors that prevented command-line validation on Linux.
  • Fixed "undefined value" occurring for some XHTML a elements.
  • Normalized catalog processing.
  • Updated the documentation.

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6 Reviews of Validator

Tice
21 January 2009
Version: 1.4.1

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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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Rollandburn
27 May 2012
Version: 1.4.1
immediate delete. architecture error. no likey 64bit.
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Wlao
27 October 2011
Version: 1.4.1
@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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Promac
21 April 2011
Version: 1.4.1
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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Wlao
11 January 2011
Version: 1.4.1
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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Tice
21 January 2009
Version: 1.4.1
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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Aetnaria
15 February 2008
Version: 1.3
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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