My hobbyist coding updates and releases as the mysterious "Mr. Tines"

Saturday, 24 May 2003

Geocities site cleanup

Late spring holiday weekend, and another spring-clean. The brushed-metal look was too oppressive as it stood, so I've toned it down, and added a dash of colour. Page layout is now done with CSS on modern browsers - thanks to the CSS gurus at alistapart.com, bluerobot.com, and thenoodleincident.com for the hints, tips, worked examples and design philosophy.
FWIW all pages are now XHTML 1.1, at least until the hosting service's scripts start.

Friday, 23 May 2003

Validator Updates

More fixes to work around places where J# is not a perfect Java-alike in v2.0.1238 and supporting DLL.

Tuesday, 20 May 2003

Validator Updates

Minor updates uploaded to both validators, mainly to tidy up output formats, but also to echo the DOCTYPE actually declared in the document being checked, if it has one. Versions are now 2.0.1234.35151 for .NET and 1.1-02 for Java.

Sunday, 18 May 2003

Validator/.Net 1.2 -- CSS2 support

There's now a CSS2 validator build for the .NET validator - it uses J# to build the CSS validator, so you'll need the J# redistributables from Microsoft as well as the .NET framework. Version 1.1 is still available for those who don't want or don't have J# support.

Remember these are only helpers; for definitive checks, always go to validator.w3.org.

Saturday, 17 May 2003

JXHTML -- Validator/Java + CSS2 support

There's now a CSS2 validator build for the Java validator, and a new version 1.1 of both validators also checks for the non-SGML charactersthat often find their way onto pages from Windows applications.

Tuesday, 6 May 2003

JXHTML -- Validator/Java

Now a Java version of an offline XHTML validator that will check a document against 1.0 Transitional, 1.0 Strict and 1.1, all without needing to edit your DOCTYPE. Useful for polishing before uploading for sending to the W3C validator. Requires the Apache Xerces-J XML library (I used version 2.4.0, you will need some version 2.x, but I haven't tested other versions). If you have a copy of the Java-based CSS validator from the W3C, then it can use it to perform CSS validation after a clean XHTML validation too. Tweaked the C# version a bit - but that doesn't have the CSS validation, of course.

From the Java page.

Sunday, 4 May 2003

Validator.NET

My first .NET project release - an offline XHTML validator that will check a document against 1.0 Transitional, 1.0 Strict and 1.1, all without needing to edit your DOCTYPE. Useful for polishing before sending to the W3C validator.

From the Windows page.