Running CSE HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

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Running CSE HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Post by Albert Wiersch » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:52 pm

We have a page that has some tips for running CSE HTML Validator on Mac OS X or Linux (or similar non-Windows system):
HTML Validator on a Mac or Linux

Today I tried using Wine on a MacBook running OS X Mountain Lion. Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OS X, & BSD. Here is a good link that explains how to install it:
Installing Wine on Mac OS X

Unfortunately the installation of Wine can be time-consuming and you may run into some issues (as I did but I figured them out). When you do get it working there are some limitations: The interface may not appear as 'polished' as it is when run on Windows. There may also be some display (GUI) anomalies. Other features that may not work are 1) downloading and link checking HTTPS links, 2) the integrated web browser, 3) update checks (because they use HTTPS).

More:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... &iId=27614

If you are running CSE HTML Validator using Wine, then please let us know!



The above is a screenshot of CSE HTML Validator running on Mac OX X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) under Wine. Click it to see a larger view.
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Re: Running CSE HTML Validator on Mac & Linux

Post by MikeGale » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:34 pm

Very interesting page. Thanks.

Great to see some real world examples of some level of OS interop!

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