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    How to validate entire web site for XHTML 1.0?

    Hello,

    Is there a tool that will let me validate an entire web site (consisting of thousands of pages) for pages that are XHTML 1.0 Strict?

    There used to be a tool at http://nikitathespider.com/ but that no longer exists. They now recommend using http://htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/ but the results stop at 100 pages.

    If something like this exists, free or paid, please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spf00 View Post
    Is there a tool that will let me validate an entire web site (consisting of thousands of pages) for pages that are XHTML 1.0 Strict?
    Yes, there is.
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    you may also use w3c validation. Its standard and free

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    W3C's site only lets you validate one file at a time.

    Again I'm looking for a batch tool for this.

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    I think Free Site Validator might be what you're looking for. I haven't tested it myself, though.

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    The WDG Markup Validator offers batch processing to check all pages on a site -- I don't know if there is a maximum number of pages allowed.

    JFP

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    Surely you open the web pages in a browser to check the layout as you finish them?

    Since an XHTML page will not display at all if there are any validation errors just checking the pages in a browser as they are written would be sufficient.

    Assuming of course that you really are using XHTML and not HTML (where browsers attempt to fix validation errors for you).
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    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    Since an XHTML page will not display at all if there are any validation errors just checking the pages in a browser as they are written would be sufficient.
    That's not true. Most browsers use non-validating XML parsers and will only react to well-formedness errors (missing end tags, unescaped ampersands, etc.) An XHTML document may be well-formed but invalid, e.g., if you have something dumb like this,
    Code XML:
    <a href="#"><h2>Invalid Markup</h2></a>

    That's well-formed and won't cause a YSoD, but it's invalid and would be caught by a validator.
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    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutisticCuckoo View Post
    That's not true. Most browsers use non-validating XML parsers and will only react to well-formedness errors (missing end tags, unescaped ampersands, etc.) An XHTML document may be well-formed but invalid, e.g., if you have something dumb like this,
    Code XML:
    <a href="#"><h2>Invalid Markup</h2></a>

    That's well-formed and won't cause a YSoD, but it's invalid and would be caught by a validator.
    Yet again I have learnt something new about XHTML from you Tommy.
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    totalvalidator dot com seems offer the service you are looking for. You can make a trial

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