I started using Total Validator Pro as well as the w3 validator (the API which powers the ‘validate’ function in Charles).
I wanted to add a ‘batch’ checking into my HTML validation process.
And Total Validator Pro seemed pretty simple, cheap and cross platform, so I tried it out.
Running Total Validator Pro against a local siteTotal Validator Pro had issues connecting to
localhost:666where my site was running via the phpstorm web server.
I’m sure this is some strange Windows config that I haven’t figure out. So I used Fiddler and scanned
localhost:666(I tried my IP addresses, and machine name, and switching off the firewall… but this worked, so I stopped investigating at this point when I had a workaround using Fiddler).
The w3 validator allows:
And if I look on the spec:
- And http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/REC-CSS2-20110607/syndata.html#value-def-color
Total Validator Pro will also check links as it checks the pages and I’m finding this useful as well.
The free version of Total Validator Pro will only check one page at a time. The paid version of Total Validator Pro (£30) will spider the site and check all the pages that it finds.
Total Validator Pro for batch checking, and using it to bolster my link checking.
Hopefully I’ll be able to use Charles during the exploratory testing and Total Validator Pro for my batch checking.
What do you use to validate the HTML when you are testing?