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2003

CSE HTML Validator Beta 3 Released

CSE HTML Validator Pro, version 6.0 Beta 3 is now available for registered users. Users already know that this helpful syntax checker checks for US Section 508 Federal Guidelines, markup errors, provides helpful hints and tips, and runs a terrific batch mode to check an entire website with the click of a button. I’ve used it for years to check my work as I go, followed by using W3C’s validating tools to ensure W3C validation.

CSE’s version 6 has improvements for WAI Guidelines and US 508 Guidelines, numeric references, improved XHTML support, improved PHP support, output can be in XML now, and many more helpful features.

You can save a lot of time to validate as you go rather than waiting to build an entire page or entire site. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen notes in discussion lists from people who can’t figure out what’s wrong with their pages in various browsers when they’ve created an entire site full of markup errors, writing that they didn’t want to validate their pages until they finished. It saves so much time in the long run to instead validate as you go, eliminating the sometimes monumental problems that can be so easily avoided by checking your work as you go along.

In addition to being a stand-alone program, CSE HTML Validator can be integrated and works seamlessly with HomeSite, TopStyle, UltraEdit, and more.

From my own experience I’ve seen that the cost of this program pays for itself in no time from the time it saves in helping to produce error-free markup, whether one page or a website with thousands of pages.

[Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in CSE HTML Validator. I’m just a happy customer.]

11:38 am, pdt12 May, 2003 Comments, Trackbacks ·

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