I am looking for a no-cost tool (or tools) that will crawl my website and validate my XHTML and CSS, and check all of my links. If I had a real Content Management System(tm), I am sure that it would handle this sort of thing for me but, as I am not and this should be a common problem, there has to be a solution out there somewhere…

Update: REL Link Checker Lite looks useful, but I am still looking for a total solution.

 

Published On: January 9, 2005Tags:

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  1. Anonymous February 3, 2005 at 11:28 am - Reply

    see http://mindprod.com/jgloss/htmlvalidator.html

    CSE HTMLValidator is the HTML validator I use to check my *.html web pages for syntax errors. Starting with version 5, it also checks *.css style sheets. See the HTMLValidator FAQ to get a hint of what it can do, or download the free light version. One thing the validator will complain about is &s in your CGI URLS; it wants you to spell them out as &amp. The CGI server will still see them as plain & since your browser converts them back to plain &.

    Although, as you are validating XML, it should be easy to do with a standard XML tool that will check an XML file against the DTD.

  2. Anonymous July 10, 2005 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Google PageRank calculators (that do not use the Google Toolbar)

    http://pagerank.walidator.com/

    http://www.top25web.com/pagerank.php

    Note that with both of these, it is possible to check multiple pages at once.

  3. Anonymous July 10, 2005 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Some useful web services for validating various types of content are:

    http://feedvalidator.org/ (validates RSS feeds)

    http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ (W3C CSS validator)

    http://validator.w3.org/ (W3C HTML/XHTML validator)

    http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/batch.html.en (The WDG HTML Validator has a useful batch mode for validating multiple pages at once)

  4. Anonymous July 10, 2005 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    This is a useful online tool to look at the HTTP headers that are returned from a page request.

    http://web-sniffer.net/

    I found this useful to diagnose problems with my RSS feeds. I could not see them properly in my browser because I was getting a 304 response.

  5. Miyo June 1, 2009 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    This I think is the best site to validate your XHTML and CSS
    http://validator.w3.org/

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