HTMLValidator
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Verify webpages meet W3C html and xhtml standards.   Shareware ($49.00)
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HTMLValidator is a tool that allows you to verify that your webpages meet W3C html and xhtml standards.

HTMLValidator works offline without access to the Web and because HTMLValidator uses the same validation technique as the official validator you can be assured the the pages you create work correctly.
What's New
Version 1.2.3:

Important

  • Users of HTMLValidator 1.2, 1.2.1 or 1.2.2 cannot use this auto update.
    Instead download using this link.
  • This release is for OS X 10.7 and 10.6 only
Changes in this version
  • Single Version for 10.6 and 10.7
  • Fix for bug where warnings sometimes wouldn't be displayed
  • Fix for warnings being listed as errors
  • New icons

Version 1.2.3:

Important

  • Users of HTMLValidator 1.2, 1.2.1 or 1.2.2 cannot use this auto update.
    Instead download using this link.
  • This release is for OS X 10.7 and 10.6 only
Changes in this version
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 or later





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HTMLValidator User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Caberlin reviewed on 27 Mar 2011
This is a great validator. It uses the service from http://validator.w3.org, but is is not a simple wrapper, it is a local version. So it can test also local files (which the online checker does not allow) and is so much faster than the web validator which sometimes is very un-responsive and slow.

The best thing: It can scan complete local side with a bunch of files as batch processing in no time and we use it as quality check before we go online with something. That is very time-saving and less easy to overlook something.

It has it's limits, though: It does not test CSS. And i guess the engine does not understand HTML5 code at all.
The software is outdated in a way.

And the developer does not seem to be active on this project. No update in a long time and the developer does NOT respond to emails at all; I tried twice.

Very sad. I hope this software will be further maintained, I have not found other software yet that came any close to this set of time-saving features and I would love to keep this in my set of testing tools as long as possible.
[Version 1.1]


burypromote

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Tony Crockford reviewed on 27 Mar 2011
http://habilis.net/validator-sac/ would be my choice
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote

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Caberlin replied on 27 Mar 2011
isn't the included validation engine 0.8.3 is from 2008 and totally outdated? And it can't do batch processing, right?
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Morefood commented on 27 Mar 2011
It looks like this is a wrapper for http://validator.w3.org/

Somehow development has been slow for this program, which was last commented on about 4 years ago. Asking money now for a final version that has been deprecated for over 4 years is a bit harsh.
[Version 1.0]


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ozean commented on 31 Jul 2007
Well, I do not know whose fault this is, but I am always annoyed if a beta version is announced as "free" on this website and then we discover that the final version costs (in this case a substantial amount of) money. If I would have known that HTMLValidator would cost more than five bucks, I wouldn't have downloaded it in the first place. I guess I have to delete all prefs and caches and redownload XMLNanny, which is not as good as this software, but actually free and remaining so. (The last point is particularly important because the beta versions of HTMLValidator had expiration dates, so they were only free/usuable for a limited amount of time. I think we should be informed about this as early as possible.)
[Version 1.0]


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AMWC commented on 05 Jun 2007
This is great. Up until I discovered this, I used the Firefox web developer plug in, but I don't use Firefox as my regular browser, so this is a great find for me. Works well, and I love the list creation - great for keeping on top of changes in an entire development site, and the batch validate is a killer feature.

Feature request/suggestion - can we have it so it validates CSS too - that would be waaaaaaaay cool!

Congratulations and big thanks to the developer for a tool I'll be using daily.
[Version 1.0b7]


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OSXFactor commented on 09 Feb 2007
Nice little tool. Version b1's warning dialog box still references SQLValidator though. Might want to clean that up.
[Version 1.0b1]


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Downloads:5,648
Version Downloads:320
Type:Development : HTML
License:Shareware
Date:08 Dec 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.00
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HTMLValidator is a tool that allows you to verify that your webpages meet W3C html and xhtml standards.

HTMLValidator works offline without access to the Web and because HTMLValidator uses the same validation technique as the official validator you can be assured the the pages you create work correctly.


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