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W3Clove

Website HTML Validation Tool


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Published 01/13/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

W3Clove offers users site-wide HTML markup validation for websites. The user can submit one URL and the application will automatically scrape all pages on the site. W3Clove will also validate all links and store errors within a few seconds. The results are presented as a bullet list with easy to read color coding. The user can see the total number of errors and warnings. Each item is listed along with a quantity representing the number of times that specific issue was encountered in the box to the left. A highlighted banner at the top of the page shows the user the current status of the validation (either in progress or finished). The summary of common errors tab is automatically presented. The user can click a second tab to review a list of scraped URLs. The list also shows the user the pages that contain errors or warnings.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

W3Clove provides users with a convenient way to check markup validation on their website. The application is still in beta, but promises to offer a helpful services to its users. Site submission can take several seconds to a minute, however this is to be expected when utilizing a service like this. The application hasn't received much attention - yet. Many users may find W3Clove to be a more appealing alternative to the official W3C validator.

What are the differences to other apps?

W3Clove works much like the official W3C validator. The application was developed to provide user with a more convenient service. The official version only handles one URL at a time, so the user must submit each page on their site individually. W3Clove automatically looks for connected URLs so the user only has to submit a single website one time to validate all pages associated with it. The user can save a lot of time by using W3Clove when validating multiple pages.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

W3Clove maintains a simple design that contains no original or memorable design elements. A single dark header announces the site name and provides access to the site's few links. Although the application is not visually stimulating, it gets the job done with minimal interference. A simple search box provides the user with instant access to the validator. The error and warning lists are easy to read and provide the user with just enough information to correct issues.

How does the registration process work?

Getting started with W3Clove is about as easy as it gets. The user only has to enter the URL for the website they wish to check. After entering the URL and clicking the blue "Validate" button to the right, the user is presented with the results. There is no official sign up option available at this time. Any visitor can enter a URL using the field presented right on the W3Clove homepage.?

What does it cost to use the application?

W3Clove is available to anyone for free. The site does not require an account, which makes it difficult to charge a fee. Users are never required to make a purchase or pay for a subscription. Every visitor can submit as many URLs as they want through the short form on the homepage. The application is currently in beta so it is possible that future changes could add a fee, however there is no indication of this on the W3Clove site.

Who would you recommend the application to?

W3Clove is ideal for anyone who wants to validate the HTML on a website or multiple sites. The application is very easy to use and automatically combs through the user's entire website using only one URL. Individuals with large multiple page sites or numerous URLs to validate can really appreciate the convenience offered by W3Clove. No registration is required so users can visit the site anytime to validate additional sites.

  • All visitors can validate site HTML without an account or subscription
  • Connected pages are automatically scraped by submitting one URL
  • A list of errors and warnings are presented with a description and quantity
  • Scraped URLs are displayed in a list along with error counts
  • Users can validate as many URLs as they want


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