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November 19, 2006

Bulk Validator

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Maybe everyone else knew about this, but I recently stumbled upon Validator, a bulk XML (including XHTML1) validator. It features a GUI interface for MacOSX and Windows and a commandline tool for Linux.

Hand it a file, and it will validate it. Hand it a directory, and it will happily recurse through all subdirectories, validating every XML file it can find.

At least on my system, I needed to install XML::LibXML. For commandline use, I added

alias validate '/usr/bin/perl /Applications/Validator.app/Contents/Resources/script /Applications/Validator.app \!$'

to my .cshrc file. Now I can do things like

validate ~/Sites/blog/ | grep -v "Valid\|Well-formed"

Sweet!


1 … and DocBook, SMIL, SVG, XML Schema, etc.

Posted by distler at November 19, 2006 7:19 PM

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Re: Bulk Validator

Hey, that is pretty handy. Thanks!

Posted by: Evan Goer on November 20, 2006 12:22 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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