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       validate - Offline Validator


       validate [OPTION] [FILE...]


       validate, the Offline Validator, checks the syntax of HTML documents using an
       SGML parser and reports any errors. XHTML documents may also be  validated  using  an  XML


       A summary of options are included below.

       --w, --warn
              Include warnings.

       --xml  Indicate  that  the  documents  to  be  validated are XML documents. Known document
              types, such as HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, are automatically  handled  by  "validate".
              For  unknown  document  types,  "validate"  will assume XHTML/XML if this option is
              specified and HTML/SGML otherwise.

              Force ENCODING to be used as  the  character  encoding  when  validating  HTML/SGML
              documents.  This  option  is ignored when validating XHTML/XML documents, which are
              assumed to use XML rules for  specifying  the  character  encoding.  The  following
              encodings  (case-insensitive)  are supported: "utf-8", "iso-10646-ucs-2", "euc-jp",
              "euc-kr", "gb2312", "shift_jis", "big5", and "iso-8859-n" where n is between 1  and
              9 inclusive.

              Turn on verbose output messages.

              (don't) use an output format intended for parsing by (X)Emacs, autodetected.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options and exit.

       -v, --version
              Output version information and exit


       Any  number  of  files may be specified after the options. With no FILE, standard input is

       Files can also be URIs if you have the URI and libwww-perl packages installed. Support for
       different URI schemes is also determined by these packages. Proxy settings are loaded from
       environment variables for each scheme--e.g., http_proxy=http://localhost:3128.


       Liam Quinn <>

       This manual page was originaly written by Aurelien  Jarno  <>,  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          April 6, 2003                               VALIDATE(1)