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The Free Site Validator is for all y'all web designers who are tired of putting each and every page through the W3C Markup Validation Service. Enter the URL you'd like checked, start the report and you'll soon have every page of the site examined for valid markup and link rot. It also uses OpenID so you might already have an account! [via 456 Berea Street]

The site runs a bit slow at the moment due to heavy traffic.
posted by sciurus (13 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by fixedgear at 6:16 PM on October 30, 2008


This page contains Ubiquity commands

Really?
posted by zouhair at 7:24 PM on October 30, 2008


...but are its complaints actually readable to someone who hasn't been writing XHTML for years?
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:49 PM on October 30, 2008


All y'all?
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:50 PM on October 30, 2008


All y'all?

Because "y'all" has come to mean just "you", it is now necessary to set off the second-person plural with an additional "all". I look forward to the logical extension of this process: "all all y'all".
posted by breath at 12:37 AM on October 31, 2008


This would have been a good idea, perhaps about 6-7 years or more ago, when the majority of web sites were still being generated statically by hand. But in 2008 most - all? - sites that have multiple users are generated from a few templates by some form of CMS. Anyone developing a site would be (or should be) validating the base template output. Validating what can be thousands of pages with the identical structure is, imho, a waste of time. If your users are inserting some invalid markup within your template generated pages, you can't do much about it anyway.

If you are managing a site that is still handcrafted (my condolences) this may be useful, but then your time is probably better spent upgrading the site to a more manageable system.

I can't see what kind of feedback report is generated, since the site does not seem to accept Typekey (=OpenID) logins, and I'm not about to get an account on Yet Another Site. Understanding the results of the W3C validator, especially in verbose mode, is a great way to learn about valid markup anyway, and is more than enough.
posted by thread_makimaki at 12:38 AM on October 31, 2008


valid html? nobody can use that as long as IE6 is still there..
posted by borq at 2:13 AM on October 31, 2008


All y'all?

Y'all vs all y'all is "you" (plural) vs "all of you" (also plural). They're not identical.

Bizarre or not, Sciurus didn't invent this. :)
posted by rokusan at 3:57 AM on October 31, 2008


I'm just doing my part to contribute to the palinification of American Vernacular English.
posted by sciurus at 5:03 AM on October 31, 2008


All y'all?

I'm just doing my part to contribute to the palinification of American Vernacular English.


I think Tupac -- among others -- got there first. :P
posted by Dark Messiah at 6:21 AM on October 31, 2008


I think Palin would say "you all" or "you guys."
posted by sondrialiac at 10:17 AM on October 31, 2008


I think you all killed it.
posted by mrgrimm at 12:09 PM on October 31, 2008


Appears to be back up now.
posted by sciurus at 4:58 PM on October 31, 2008


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