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Validate HTML5 files.

Project description

html5validator is a command line tool that tests files for HTML5 validity. This was written with static site generators like Jekyll and Pelican in mind. Dynamic html content (for example from JS template engines) can be crawled (e.g. with localcrawl) and then validated.
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Install

This module requires Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 or 3.6 and Java 8 (openjdk8 or oraclejdk8). Install with pip install html5validator and run with

html5validator --root _build/

to validate all html files in the _build directory. Run html5validator --help to see the list of command line options:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/svenkreiss/html5validator/master/cmdlinehelp.png

This module uses the validator.nu backend which is written in Java. Therefore, a Java Runtime Environment must be available on your system. Since version 0.2, Java 8 is required.

Checking CSS/SVG

html5validator --root _build/ --also-check-css

# checking only CSS
html5validator --root _build/ --skip-non-css

Replace css with svg for similar behavior with SVG files.

Integration with CircleCI 1.0

Create a circle.yml file:

machine:
  java:
    version: openjdk8
dependencies:
  pre:
    - sudo pip install html5validator
test:
  override:
    - html5validator --root _build/

in your repository with static html files and get HTML5 validation on every git push.

Integration with CircleCI 2.0

Simplified example circle.yml file from pelican-jsmath:

version: 2
jobs:
  test-3.6:
    docker:
      - image: python:3.6-stretch
    steps:
      - run:
          name: install Java
          command: apt-get update && apt-get install -y openjdk-8-jre
      - checkout
      - run:
          name: install
          command: pip install '.[test]'
      - run:
          name: generate html
          working_directory: test/example_site
          command: pelican content -s pelicanconf.py
      - run:
          name: validate html
          command: html5validator --root test/example_site/output
workflows:
  version: 2
  build_and_test:
    jobs:
      - test-3.6

Integration with TravisCI

Create a .travis.yml file. This is an example for a Python project:

language: python
python:
 - "2.7"
addons:
  apt:
    packages:
      - openjdk-8-jre  # install Java8 as required by vnu.jar

branches:
  only:
    - gh-pages

install:
 - pip install html5validator

script: html5validator --root _build/

This is an example for Java project:

language: java
jdk:
 - oraclejdk8  # vnu.jar requires Java 8

branches:
  only:
    - gh-pages

install:
 - pip install --user html5validator

script: html5validator --root _build/

Fix the html5validator version by using pip install --user html5validator==<version number>.

You can also use this for user pages (repositories of the form <username>.github.io) where the html files are in the master branch. You only have to remove:

branches:
  only:
    - gh-pages

from .travis.yml. I am using this on my own user page.

Integration with CodeShip

Add this lines to the Setup Commands:

jdk_switcher use oraclejdk8
pip install html5validator

This is an example for Ruby project:

rvm use 2.2.0 --install
bundle install
bundle update
export RAILS_ENV=test
jdk_switcher use oraclejdk8
pip install html5validator

Technical Notes

  • If you are using grunt already, maybe consider using the grunt-html plugin for grunt instead.
  • Use --ignore-re 'Attribute "ng-[a-z-]+" not allowed' with angular.js apps.
  • Example with multiple ignores: html5validator --root tests/multiple_ignores/ --ignore-re 'Attribute "ng-[a-z-]+" not allowed' 'Start tag seen without seeing a doctype first'

Changelog

Install a particular version, for example 0.1.14, with pip install html5validator==0.1.14.

  • master
  • 0.3.1 (2018-06-01)
    • update vnu jar to 18.3.0
    • pass remaining command line options to vnu.jar
    • allow to match multiple file patterns, e.g. --match *.html *.css
  • 0.3.0 (2018-01-21)
    • update vnu jar to 17.11.1
    • support explicit list of files: html5validator file1.html file2.html
    • new command line options: --no-langdetect, --format
    • new tests for --show-warnings flag
    • refactored internal API
    • bugfix: check existence of Java
    • bugfix: split Java and vnu.jar command line options
  • 0.2.8 (2017-09-08)
    • update vnu jar to 17.9.0
    • suppress a warning from the JDK about picked up environment variables
  • 0.2.7 (2017-04-09)
    • update vnu jar to 17.3.0
    • lint Python code
  • 0.2.5 (2016-07-30)
    • clamp CLI return value at 255: PR26
  • 0.2.4 (2016-07-14)
    • a fix for Cygwin thanks to this PR20
  • 0.2.3 (2016-07-05)
    • vnu.jar updated to 16.6.29 thanks to this PR
  • 0.2.2 (2016-04-30)
    • vnu.jar updated to 16.3.3
  • 0.2.1 (2016-01-25)
    • --ignore, --ignore-re: ignore messages containing an exact pattern or matching a regular expression (migration from version 0.1.14: replace --ignore with --ignore-re)
    • curly quotes and straight quotes can now be used interchangeably
    • change Java stack size handling (introduced the new command line options -l, -ll and -lll)
    • update vnu.jar to 16.1.1 (which now requires Java 8)
  • 0.1.14 (2015-10-09)
    • change text encoding handling
    • adding command line arguments --log and --version
  • 0.1.12 (2015-05-07)
    • document how to specify multiple regular expressions to be ignored
    • add --ignore as command line argument. Takes a regular expression for warnings and errors that should be ignored.
  • 0.1.9 (2015-03-02)

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