Dear Team Perl,
This is essentially a resend (with some minor tidying) of an RFS I
send to debian-mentors ten days ago. Note that any potential
uploaders would have to use -sa to force source upload. This is
because debian-mentors can't reach concensus on what versioning scheme
to use :-).
Package name : wdg-offline-validator
Version : 1.2.2-3
Upstream Author : Liam Quinn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
URL : http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/offline
License : GPL or Artistic
Programming Lang: Perl
Section : web
ITP : http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=458394
Description : command line html validator (front-end for nsglms)
This package provides the command validate, which uses a validating SGML
parser to test for conformance to HTML standards.
It builds these binary packages:
wdg-offline-validator - Command line validator for (x)html
The package appears to be lintian clean (mentors.net and I both checked)
The package appears to be lintian clean.
The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wdg-offline-validator
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wdg-offline-validator/wdg-offline-validator_1.2.2-3.dsc
This is part of the orphaned wdg-html-validator package containing the
command line validator. It consists of a single 714 line perl script.
The real benefit of having a debian package is that the script is
patched to use a sgml validator and dtd's already in debian, and
depends on these so it is easy to install a working validator the
wdg-offline-validator currently conflicts with wdg-html-validator
(since they both provide /usr/bin/validate)
I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me, and/or
provided some comments. Particularly the long description could be
improved (but I'm not sure how!).