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       Test::HTML::W3C - Perform W3C HTML validation testing


         use Test::HTML::W3C tests => $test_count;
         # or
         use Test::HTML::W3C 'show_detail';
         # or when using both
         use Test::HTML::W3C tests => $test_count, 'show_detail';




         # Get the underlying WebService:;Validator::W3C::HTML object
         my $validator = validator();


       The purpose of this module is to provide a wrapper around the W3C that works with the
       Test::More testing framework.


       Please keep in mind that the W3C validation pages and services are a shared resource. If
       you plan to do many many tests, please consider using your own installation of the
       validation programs, and then use your local install by modifying the local validtor:

         my $v = validator();

       See the documentation for WebService:;Validator::W3C::HTML and the W3C's site at for details

           Description: Returns the underlying WebService::Validator::HTML::W3C object

           Parameters: None.

           Returns: $validator

           Description: Access to the underlying "plan" method provided by Test::Builder.

           Parameters: As per Test::Builder

       is_valid_markup($markup[, $name]);
           Description: is_valid_markup tests whether the text in the provided scalar value
           correctly validates according to the W3C specifications. This is useful if you have
           markup stored in a scalar that you wish to test that  you might get from using LWP or
           WWW::Mechanize for example...

           Parameters: $markup, a scalar containing the data to test, $name, an optional
           descriptive test name.

           Returns: None.

       is_valid_file($path[, $name]);
           Description: is_valid_file works the same way as is_valid_markup, except that you can
           specify the text to validate with the path to a filename. This is useful if you have
           pregenerated all your HTML files locally, and now wish to test them.

           Parameters: $path, a scalar, $name, an optional descriptive test name.

           Returns: None.

       is_valid($url[, $name]);
           Description: is_valid, again, works very similarly to the is_valid_file and
           is_valid_file, except you specify a document that is already online with its URL. This
           can be useful if you wish to periodically test a website or webpage that dynamically
           changes over time for example, like a blog or a wiki, without first saving the html to
           a file using your browswer, or a utility such as wget.

           Parameters: $url, a scalar, $name, an optional descriptive test name.

           Returns: None.

           Description: If you want to display the actual errors reported by the service for a
           particular test, you can use the diag_html function.  Please note that you must have
           imported 'show_detail' for this to work properly.

             use Test::HTML::W3C 'show_detail';

             is_valid_markup("<html></html">, "My simple test") or diag_html();

           Parameters: $url, a scalar.

           Returns: None.


       Test::Builder::Module for creating your own testing modules.

       Test::More for another popular testing framework, also based on Test::Builder

       Test::Harness for detils about how test results are interpreted.


       Victor <> with inspiration from the authors of the Test::More and
       WebService::Validator::W3C:HTML modules.


       See to report and view bugs.


       Copyright 2006 by Victor <>.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.