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W3C Validator Local installation on Windows

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Hi !

I'm wondering if anyone successfully has managed to install the W3C
Validator on a Windows operating system.

If so , can you please give me som hints ?

Best regards
Pär Erlandsson
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In article <TP********************@newsb.telia.net>,
"Pär" <pa*@erlandsson.com> writes:
I'm wondering if anyone successfully has managed to install the W3C
Validator on a Windows operating system.


It's been done, but it's not easy. Grab Björn Höhrmann's OpenSP build for it.

For an easier job, you might prefer Liam Quinn's windows desktop validator
from arealvalidator.com.

Of course, if you upgrade to Linux or BSD you'll have a far easier job.

--
Nick Kew
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Hi again !

Thank you for a quick answer.

If I understand right arealvalidator cant validate for instance .asp or
..aspx pages since it not connects to the webserver and validate the result
from what the .asp page pulls out.
It seems that it only validates traditional html-pages.

Any installation document /webpage on the windows platform ?
Or maybe "A dummies guide installing the W3C Validator on Linux" , sadly to
say but my knowledge on the Linux platform is limited.

Best regards Pär
"Nick Kew" <ni**@hugin.webthing.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:uv************@webthing.com...
In article <TP********************@newsb.telia.net>,
"Pär" <pa*@erlandsson.com> writes:
I'm wondering if anyone successfully has managed to install the W3C
Validator on a Windows operating system.
It's been done, but it's not easy. Grab Björn Höhrmann's OpenSP build for

it.
For an easier job, you might prefer Liam Quinn's windows desktop validator
from arealvalidator.com.

Of course, if you upgrade to Linux or BSD you'll have a far easier job.

--
Nick Kew

Jul 20 '05 #3

P: n/a
Hi again !

Thank you for a quick answer.

If I understand right arealvalidator cant validate for instance .asp or
..aspx pages since it not connects to the webserver and validate the result
from what the .asp page pulls out.
It seems that it only validates traditional html-pages.

Any installation document /webpage on the windows platform ?
Or maybe "A dummies guide installing the W3C Validator on Linux" , sadly to
say but my knowledge on the Linux platform is limited.

Best regards Pär
"Nick Kew" <ni**@hugin.webthing.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:uv************@webthing.com...
In article <TP********************@newsb.telia.net>,
"Pär" <pa*@erlandsson.com> writes:
I'm wondering if anyone successfully has managed to install the W3C
Validator on a Windows operating system.
It's been done, but it's not easy. Grab Björn Höhrmann's OpenSP build for

it.
For an easier job, you might prefer Liam Quinn's windows desktop validator
from arealvalidator.com.

Of course, if you upgrade to Linux or BSD you'll have a far easier job.

--
Nick Kew

Jul 20 '05 #4

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P?r
Hi again !

Thank you for a quick answer.

If I understand right arealvalidator cant validate for instance .asp
or .aspx pages since it not connects to the webserver and validate the
result from what the .asp page pulls out.
It seems that it only validates traditional html-pages.

Any installation document /webpage on the windows platform ?
Or maybe "A dummies guide installing the W3C Validator on Linux" ,
sadly to say but my knowledge on the Linux platform is limited.

Best regards Pär

ni**@hugin.webthing.com (Nick Kew) wrote in message news:<uv************@webthing.com>...
In article <TP********************@newsb.telia.net>,
"Pär" <pa*@erlandsson.com> writes:
I'm wondering if anyone successfully has managed to install the W3C
Validator on a Windows operating system.


It's been done, but it's not easy. Grab Björn Höhrmann's OpenSP build for it.

For an easier job, you might prefer Liam Quinn's windows desktop validator
from arealvalidator.com.

Of course, if you upgrade to Linux or BSD you'll have a far easier job.

Jul 20 '05 #5

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In article <Rl********************@newsb.telia.net>,
"Pär" <pa*@erlandsson.com> writes:
Thank you for a quick answer.
Please learn to use your newsreader. Don't post upside-down.
If I understand right arealvalidator cant validate for instance .asp or
.aspx pages since it not connects to the webserver and validate the result
from what the .asp page pulls out.
I've never run it myself (don't use windows), so I can't comment on that.
Any installation document /webpage on the windows platform ?
I think someone recently wrote up his experience. Check the w3-validator
archives at lists.w3.org - it'll be this month. I don't know how good
the writeup is - since I don't use windows, it's of no use to me.
Or maybe "A dummies guide installing the W3C Validator on Linux" , sadly to
say but my knowledge on the Linux platform is limited.


On Linux you have a wider choice of validators. If you go for the W3C
one, download a tarball, not current CVS. Other options include:
- the WDG validator, another Perl script ( http://www.htmlhelp.com/ )
- mod_validator, an Apache module performing validation, and offering
much better XML support than the other options
( http://apache.webthing.com/ )
- validator-lite, a simple desktop option and probably the easiest to
install on Linux ( http://www.webthing.com/software/validator-lite/ )

Any of those should be portable to windows, but that's not my field.

--
Nick Kew
Jul 20 '05 #6

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