Validaty - New Firefox extension that gives you one click validation of pages
Validaty is a Mozilla extension for Firefox, Flock and Netscape 8 that provides you with One Click Validation functionality. Validate a page using the W3C Markup Validation Service with a click of a button. The validation is done without opening a new page or tab. You click click the Validaty icon in your toolbar and the page is validated for you and the icons shows the status of the validation. The W3C Markup Validation Service is a free service that checks web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.
When you click the Validaty button
on your toolbar the Validaty button turns into either
depending on if the current page validates. No need to open a new tab or anything. If the page doesn't validate you're giving the option to see the validation report.
The default validator used is w3 but you can change this using the options.
You access the Validaty icon by adding the Validaty button to your toolbar. You do this by right-clicking on your toolbar and drag the Validaty icon to the toolbar.
So go ahead and install Validaty!
Great, but what about http://users.skynet.be/mgueury/mozilla/preview_080.html ?Comment by MauricioC at June 2, 2006 02:24 AM | Permalink
Why not call it "Validity"? Then it would still have the "y" ending but actually be a real word.Comment by Peter Kasting at June 2, 2006 07:50 AM | Permalink
Sounds good. However, do you consider extending the list of formats by, say RSS, Atom, etc.?Comment by funTomas at June 2, 2006 08:08 AM | Permalink
MauricioC, that's another approach (validating client-side).Comment by Dao at June 2, 2006 08:40 AM | Permalink
MauricioC: HTML Validator is nice but not what I wanted. I just want to be able to validate some pages and not all.
funTomas: Any idea on how this should work? I mean how to detect if we're on a RSS/Atom feed? By mimetype?Comment by Henrik Gemal at June 2, 2006 08:46 AM | Permalink
Peter Kasting: pure branding :)Comment by Henrik Gemal at June 2, 2006 08:48 AM | Permalink
What about the same with an orange status meaning "(X)HTML OK, CSS NOK"? The green becomes "(X)HTML and CSS OK", the red being "(X)HTML NOK" as CSS cannot validate if (X)HTML is broken.Comment by Nÿco at June 2, 2006 01:06 PM | Permalink
What is wrong with this extension https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/249/
Why did you create a new extension for same purpose?Comment by Onkar Shinde at June 2, 2006 01:24 PM | Permalink
Don't forget to update https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2609/ :)Comment by Jake at June 2, 2006 02:26 PM | Permalink
Onkar Shinde: Like I said earlir in comment 6. HTML Validator is nice but not what I wanted. I just want to be able to validate some pages and not all.
Jake: It's already pending review!Comment by Henrik Gemal at June 2, 2006 03:44 PM | Permalink
Interesting extension... I'm having some trouble with it though...
It keeps redirecting to an error page on Opasia about me not having the rights to use their check script...
Now i noticed that a opasia.dk URL is hardcoded into the extension source - is that intentional (i'm not an extension developer, so i'm not totally sure about the on-goings in the source)
/SørenComment by Søren Munk Skrøder at June 3, 2006 04:10 PM | Permalink
Søren Munk Skrøder: Are your sure you're using version 1.1.0? If not please updateComment by Henrik Gemal at June 6, 2006 09:57 AM | Permalink