The Batch Wizard is a powerful tool that helps you quickly validate multiple documents (or use a tool on them) and view the results in a single or multi-page report.
The Batch Wizard can follow links and, if desired, can also check the links of a website without validating the individual documents (by doing only a link check). Also, Batch Wizard jobs can be run from the command line.
To get started, use the Target menu (or other method) to add the targets that you want to process or validate (such as files, folders, and/or URLs) to a new or existing Batch Wizard target list. The targets will appear in the Target List Tab.
For help with specific tabs please see: Target List Tab • Target List Options Tab • Exclusions Tab • Advanced Tab
See also the Using the Batch Wizard and Batch Wizard Tips topics.
NOTE: The Batch Wizard is not compatible with all websites, especially websites that rely heavily on scripting or that have non-basic or complex security and/or authentication requirements.
NOTE: The Home edition does not include the Batch Wizard, and the Professional trial edition may be limited (depending on the tool being used) to checking a small number of documents so that the limited number of trial validations are not quickly used up. To fully use the Batch Wizard without trial limitations, a licensed version is required.
•When a folder target is processed, the files in the folder that match an HTML file type extension will be processed. If the folder target includes subfolders, then the files in the subfolders that match an HTML file type extension will also be processed. The HTML file type extensions that the Batch Wizard recognizes are configurable in the File Types page of the Editor Options. If a file has no extension, then it will be processed if CSS HTML Validator is configured to assume that files with no extension have an HTML file type. You can configure this in the File Types page of the Editor Options.
•The Batch Wizard supports cookies.
•If a username and password is set for a parent URL target and the Batch Wizard is following links, then that same username and password will be used to follow child links if the domain and path of the child links match the domain and path of the parent URL. If, for some reason, the domain and path do not match and the Batch Wizard is not using the username and password to fetch the child links as desired, then checking the Set usernames and passwords when only domains match option in the Editor Options, Link Checking page may correct the problem.
•There is no undo function. If you do something that you want to undo, then you will have to manually undo it. For example, if you delete a target that you did not want to delete, then you will have to manually add it back to the target list.
•In the target list, the Batch Wizard normally displays an icon for folder and file targets (not for URL targets). If a file or folder target is or becomes inaccessible (such as if it's on a network or removable drive that is not currently available), then the icon may disappear or not be shown. This is normal behavior.
•Advanced customization is available using TNPL (Tag Name Programming Language) and the Batch Wizard event functions.
•You can manually or automatically (using your own automatic methods) create a target list file that can be loaded into the Batch Wizard if you know the file format for target lists.