Log Validator Screenshots and Examples of use

The Log Validator is quite a flexible tool which can perform a number of tasks: figuring out exactly what it does and can do can be challenging. Here we show, not tell, different uses of the tool, and showcase the various ways in which the results can be presented.

Link checking (command line)

In this example, I used the command-line interface to check the 50 most popular documents of my personal site for broken links:

command-line output sample for the log validator

Popularity (hits count) and Markup Validation (HTML page output)

In this example, the log validator was set to first perform a simple sorting of resource on the site by the number of hits they received, giving an overview of the most popular documents, and also to find the most popular documents on the site. The results are written in a specific Web page, which was then archived:

screenshot of the html output of the log validator

Markup Validation (sent by mail)

In this example, the log validator has been hooked to the publishing system of W3C to send me a mail in case it could find, among the documents recently modified or published in the QA website, any that would fail markup validation. I receive a message with the list of documents requiring attention, only when there is something to report:

screenshot of a mail client with a logvalidator report sent by e-mail

Valid XHTML 1.0!

Created Date: 2002-06-24 by Olivier Thereaux
Last modified $Date: 2005/12/21 08:52:22 $ by $Author: ot $

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