Gaffer

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Name Gaffer
User since October 26, 2007
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My Reviews

Total Validator

Great add-on Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Excellent at detecting errors (in fact, FAR better than "html validator").
Another plus point is that you get to see a visual display of your pages (with numbered lines) and a comprehensive reason behind each error that might occur.

On the downside, it sends the html file to it's own external database (where it is stored for a period of time ?how long????) rather than perform the check "on site" as it where (locally on your computer).

Apart from this, it's a great html validator to use.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.4). 

Html Validator

OK ish I suppose Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Firstly, the description above is confused to say the least....
"available on Windows only"
"platforms supported, OS X"
"Just a reminder, this is NOT available on mac OSX"

.....make up your mind mate ;)
Seriously though, this simply means you have to go to the website to install it if you're not a windows user, but then the issue arises that it will NEVER auto-update via the firefox interface.

Secondly, this app has a PPC version, but one that hasn't been updated FOR 3 YEARS. I'm forced to use version 0.7.9.5.

Maybe this is why this validator seems to miss more errors than MOST other firefox add-ons available?
It also has an issue with iFrames that other validators don't have.
Finally, W3C online is much more comprehensive (leading me to believe that all this needs is an up-to-date PPC build or a OS X UB build to bring it back up to spec?).

Either way, currently "Total Validator" is better at detecting issues (and conforms to W3C properly), whereas this one has the better GUI and doesn't send the html data to another site.

overall I'd give it 5/10 as it stands.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.4.0).