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Giveaway of the day — CSE HTML Validator Standard 12.03

CSE HTML Validator is a fast and powerful tool that checks HTML, CSS, SEO, PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, accessibility, links, and more.
$69.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 185 (57%) 141 (43%) 29 comments

CSE HTML Validator Standard 12.03 was available as a giveaway on July 14, 2015!

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CSE HTML Validator is a fast and powerful tool that checks HTML, CSS, SEO, PHP, XHTML, JavaScript, accessibility, links and more. Fix Tool will help with SEO, fix HTML and XHTML issues, and problems with Pretty Print. The program will monitor and remove issues so your documents will be correctly displayed in multiple web browsers and mobile browsers.

Your website visitors shouldn't leave the site because they run into broken links or other problems caused by poorly written HTML and CSS. CSE HTML Validator will also advice you on proprietary attributes and tags. The program also includes an integrated HTML/text editor and an integrated web browser.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1

Publisher:

AI Internet Solutions

Homepage:

https://www.htmlvalidator.com/standard/

File Size:

19 MB

Price:

$69.00

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#17

Installs (Win XP Pro) OK, seems to run OK, though I am not expert at this particular process.

Note that, On registering, it informs that license will be checked silently, periodically without user notice. Just like Microsoft now, it assumes that everyone is using a pirated copy. Not friendly policy.

On entry, it also asks to check for updates. Looks like we are going to have to regularly tell it to NOT check for updates, as (a) there is NO Option to refrain from update checking, (b) assume that, as with all GOTD apps, an update to the GOTD installation will KILL the GOTD version program.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Tech Guy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#16

I installed this on my desktop Win 10 Pro 64bit without problem. It is not the latest nor the greatest which is fine for my limited use. My wife is the Web Pro here in the house and uses the latest as she designs and maintains her offsite server for her many clients on the WWW. The software does work well.

Thanks GOTD.

Rick Martin

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#15

Installed OK on Win7 64bit. A slight confusion when I was offered the opportunity to register from data in the clipboard and the fields from the readme file when copied as a block into the clipboard wasn't accepted. The individual data fields were accepted however. I tried a simple page and a more complicated one. The spellcheck errors were an interesting feature, but unfortunately all of them were people's names, which I wouldn't want to add to the dictionary, so it remains to be seen whether I regard this feature as beneficial long term. One error not identified by the code validation is where an image file is not found. The code is valid but the page view wouldn't have the picture to display. Therefore as well as the code check it is important to also see the browser view, where missing pictures show as a X alongside the Alt text. The other anomaly is where embedded flash clips are part of the page (as they were in the complicated page I tried). The code template provided by Adobe for such clips, is code which works exactly as Adobe describes when viewed in a browser, but that code fails validation using this program. It will take a little bit of getting used to, but I think this GOTD offering is going to be very useful. I shall keep it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Was similarly confused until I was told right above your post to look in the readme file for the registration key. So Name should be “Giveawayoftheday free license”, the PIN is provided, and the registration key in the readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by wales  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

Registration problem. There are three registration fields: Registration name, Registration PIN, and Registration key. I used "Giveawayoftheday free license" for reg name, and I entered the pin on the PIN field, but I wasn't given any reg key.

Reply   |   Comment by wales  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A quick answer to this: the Registration Key is in the Readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Reg key should be there in the readme file :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jasbro  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Got it, thank you all.

Reply   |   Comment by wales  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#13

guys...any free flash drive recovery software out there that won't hold my photos hostage?
tigrrr3803@hotmail.com....thank you

Reply   |   Comment by walt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#12

Installed smoothly on Windows 8.1 - I have used a few other programs over the years to validate my site code, but this one was about as simple and easy as it gets. I liked the level of detail in the help messages where issues were found. Even though my site code is pretty good, I found there were things that HTML 5 (which didn't exist when I designed most of my sites) needed that I can improve on.

Upgrade Note: When you first start the install, it will tell you that there is a newer version available, and ask if you want to go download it. Just bypass that, and once you've registered with the free code info provided, the upgrade notice will change to "There is no upgrade available for this free version."

All in all, a nicely written program, simple enough for beginners and powerful enough for seasoned pros. Thank you, AI and GAOTD for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#11

I don't sell web site development any longer. At the beginning, I was using HTML-Kit (among many other HTML/PHP editors/IDE), which includes the excellent tidy.exe to check the pages, alongside with W3C validators. I think I tried this software too but it wasn't as good as HTML-Kit, and not free. That were the days.

Nowadays, the point is not in coding the HTML but writing CSS that works with or without jquery or else. Besides, nobody writes a full page by hand, it's generated with PHP (most CMS), perl (some CMS), python (Zope, Django). Whether you deploy a CMS or develop a web application (e.g. Odoo), you'll have to deal with the API (functionality) more than with HTML (structure and semantics) and CSS (visual and aural).

Even though your code is grammatically correct, it doesn't mean your app/site will work as intended. This is the main limitation of programs like "CSE HTML Validator Standard 12.03". Web developement is moving very fast, it's hard to keep pace (story: http://www.funnyant.com/reactjs-what-is-it/). By not targeting the seasoned web developers (no BatchWizard), I wonder who will use it. Maybe I'll download it later on...

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It seems GOTD has dropped "sur.ly". Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Actually, I do write entire webpages by hand still. My entire website was created by hand. For me it's almost like artistic expression and templates annoy me because they're restrictive. I haven't worked on my site in awhile now but this little program might be just the tool to get me playing around again.

The internet isn't the place it was when I was creating websites just for fun; people don't use the web the way they used to, so it didn't seem like there was as much point. But this program, even if it has to be used manually, will still be useful to someone like me. I expect the older version of it is meant to entice people to purchase the newer version if they find it useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Diana  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

sur.ly/o/ is still in the link commented by M@rten and in your link in this comment... it has not been fixed so people still need to take precautions.

Reply   |   Comment by Mish  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Oh, and no - the sur.ly thing is still there. Ugh.

Reply   |   Comment by Diana  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

“sur.ly” still active on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

no your link has http://sur.ly/o/funnyant.com/reactjs-what-is-it%2F/AA005599

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#10

Downloaded & installed fine in XP (sp3). Only had a quick look but impressed by the details this picks up. Finds errors which can easily be viewed in the built in browser which makes for a simple fix. Going to keep this and delve more into it. Thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Col T  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

This might be a good deal if the program weren't 3 versions behind and 2 years old already. That's ancient in internet time.

Reply   |   Comment by philfactor  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#8

Installed fine on Win7 Ultimate. Surprised to find that the program has a LOT more features than just validation of HTML and CSS. It looks like a full-blown editor that understands HTML, CSS, etc. It's as good as (and maybe better than) many products sold as editors. It provides lots of details about problems or potential problems it finds. And it has a good help system, including a Getting Started walkthrough. Recommended.

Reply   |   Comment by Roy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#7

Dual-boot here! - Well I see that 8.1 is covered - so I just will say that, I installed cleanly on Win10 Build 10162 & test with a four page HTML doc & everything was as expected. So for the author of today's program (This ver works in Win10 - but have no idea about ver 15). Thanks to GOTD & Validator for today's offering & c u tomorrow - HAGD

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#6

Used W3C Validator so far. To decide what validator to use an important issue might be the information that is given when an error is detected.

Reply   |   Comment by M@rten  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#5

AI Internet Solutions LLC
1060 Shepherd CT,
Argyle, TX, 76226.
Tel: 940-295-4720.
domain: GoDaddy
server: Verizon FIOS

You can code, but you cannot hide. ©2015

Reply   |   Comment by DoktorThomas™  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#4

I have used the paid version for over five years, and I have purchased all the updates. It is a top notch piece of software. I use it to validate all the html pages I create. It finds errors that I would not notice without it. Most of the time they are small errors, but occasionally it's a big one. It's very good at pointing out the exact location of the error. When it is a mismatched tag, it knows it, but you have to still do some work to locate and fix the error. The programmer is the publisher, so he stays on top of it. There are many updates... but even the older versions were extremely useful. Highly recommend it. Even a two-year old version is way ahead of the online checkers.

Reply   |   Comment by David Walonick  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#3

this is a good piece of software. I have used the free version for many years. To offer a 2 year old standard version is not that attractive.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+63)
#2

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system. A clean install.

A company with a name, a phone number, but no address.
"AI Internet Solutions LLC was established in 199ows that helps webmasters, governments, businesses, Internet professionals, educators, and students produce quality web documents."

We had a previous version CSE HTML Validator on August 9, 2007. Long time ago. Here are the old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/cse-html-validator/

Also this software is not the latest built.
Upon start the software comes with the message, that there is a major update to version 15. This version today is from August 2013.

This program only makes sense, if you code yourself in (X)HTML, use CSS, or ...
For those, who are hard coder like me (I speak HTML since the last century) it has some use.
Upon start a rather complex interface opens, you should know, what HTML or CSS is. Under the many options, locate your language for correct spell checking:
http://i.imgur.com/sscfLmM.png

You open your file and validate:
http://i.imgur.com/t8Qf1DJ.png

The companies want to present their software and sell the real thing. This old standard version is missing the batch mode. This simply means:
If you want to check a Web page with some hundred files, you have to check some hundred files manually. I use such a tool for eBook validation (even if Sigil has a built in validator - and there are online CSS and HTML checkers), but with this standard version if would have to check each of the 20, 30 HTML and CSS files, which make an eBook.

http://i.imgur.com/Tg4lM8s.png

Most useful, the coder know why:
"CSE HTML Validator also includes a simple but time-saving tool called the template tool. The template tool is capable of saving an HTML author from spending a tremendous amount of time making the same changes to many HTML files. For example, using the template tool, an HTML header or footer can be changed on hundreds of documents in just minutes (or seconds)!"

Does, what it claims - the program has a long history track. Did not find a change log between the current version 15.04 from May 2015 and today's version 12.03 from August 2013. The above mentioned price tag $69 is obsolete for such an older version. I would feel been tricked by this price...

Uninstalled via reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+121)

It looks like too many bugfixes and updated components according https://www.htmlvalidator.com/htmlval/history.html
I wonder it still usable on web hosting that already patched with SSL Heartbleed vulnerability.
Thank but no thanks, hopefully AI Internet Solutions LLC could provide more recent version on next GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Chandra CJ  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

sur.ly/o/ is in the link provided in the reply of Chandra CJ.

Reply   |   Comment by Mish  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The version 12.03 given away today being almost 2 years out of comercial use, ie it has not been for sale for almost 2 years because it was superceded by version 14.* and then 15.* is certainly not available for $69. It is practically an abandonware version, not what is expected as a fully licensed commercial software product. There is no way to verify that what this obsolete version of the software calls validated HTML5 or mobile device validated is correct according to the current standards.
I presume AIIS have used thier product on thier own website and tried using their website? Well it does not display properly in IE8 with the links displayed as a single page full list which has to be scrolled through before getting to the pages content way on down the list. No formatting at all is achieved when viewing in IE8! Which to me does not bode well for the claim "The program will monitor and remove issues so your documents will be correctly displayed in multiple web browsers and mobile browsers."

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#1

Thanks ! I really need this program ! I've been having to use an online validator till now. This appears to be even more versatile...

Reply   |   Comment by Robert N  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
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