Compare CSE HTML Validator Editions

Version 16.04 Version 16.04 is now available.

Edition Comparison Table
Item/Feature  Standard (FREE*)  Standard (Paid)  Pro  Enterprise
Price (single license) FREE*

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Commercial use allowed No Yes Yes Yes
HTML, XHTML, CSS editing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrates with other software Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protects privacy (doesn't send documents over the web to be checked) Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML & CSS checking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link checking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spell checking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search engine messages & tips (SEO) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mobile (Android/iOS) messages Yes Yes Yes Yes
JavaScript linting/checking Yes Yes Yes Yes
PHP syntax checking (requires PHP) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessibility testing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Section 508 accessibility checking Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disable messages you don't want Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pretty print & fix Yes Yes Yes Yes
Integrated web browser Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monitor clipboard for documents Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lots of helpful tips & advice Yes Yes Yes Yes
Kept more up-to-date   Yes Yes Yes
Batch Wizard     Yes Yes
Add your own tags and messages     Yes Yes
Customize with your own user functions using TNPL     Yes Yes
XML message output     Yes Yes
Upgrade protection Not Applicable 60 days 180 days 1 year
Priority support & maint (PS&M) Not Available Optional Optional Included
Extra TNPL functionality       Yes
Batch Wizard enhancements       Yes

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What Edition is Right for Me?

The below table will help you decide which edition is best for your specific needs.

Recommended Usage Table - A General Guide
Use  Standard (FREE*)  Standard (Paid)  Pro  Enterprise
Personal/Hobby Only Yes Yes Yes  
Learning & Education Yes Yes Yes  
Non-profit Organization   Yes Yes  
Small Business No Yes Yes  
Medium Business No Yes Yes Yes
Government No Yes Yes Yes
Large Business No   Yes Yes
Generate Reports for Small & Medium Sites No No Yes Yes
Generate Reports for Large Sites No No   Yes
Best program support (PS&M) No Optional Optional Included

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Major Edition Differences

The table below highlights some of the major differences between editions and provides more details in the footnotes. Minor differences are not mentioned.

Edition Comparison Table (Major Differences Only)
Item/Feature  Standard (FREE*)  Standard (Paid)  Professional  Enterprise
Price (single license) FREE*

Download

US $69

Try Buy

US $129

Try Buy

US $349

Try Buy

Checks HTML, CSS, SEO, accessibility, links, and more Yes Yes Yes Yes
Commercial use allowed No Yes Yes Yes
Batch Wizard1     Yes Yes
Configuration Editor2     Yes Yes
Customization with user functions3     Yes Yes
XML Output4     Yes Yes
Upgrade protection5 Not Applicable 60 days 180 days 1 year
Priority support & maint (PS&M) Not Available Optional Optional Included
Batch Wizard enhancements6       Yes

1The Batch Wizard lets you easily check multiple files and/or URLs. It will generate a neatly formatted HTML report with the results (view sample report). It can also check URLs and follow the links in the URLs to check an entire small to medium sized web site or part of a large one. The Batch Wizard is not included in the standard edition.

2The Configuration Editor lets you customize the validator messages, letting you change the text of many messages. You can also change the message type (for example, you can change a warning message to an error message). The Configuration Editor also lets you add your own validation messages, as well as new tags and attributes. The Configuration Editor is not included in the standard edition.

3The professional and enterprise editions allow you to specify a text file that contains special 'user functions' that are used during validations to customize the validation. These functions can be used to alter validation behavior and validation messages, perform additional checks, produce specialized output, and much more. Visit the TNPL section in the documentation for more information.

4The professional and enterprise editions can output validation messages in XML format. The standard edition cannot.

5Upgrade protection give you a free upgrade if a new major release becomes available within the upgrade protection period. A major upgrade is a change in version number of .1 or more, like from v15.0x to v16.0x. Upgrade pricing after the upgrade protection period can be found on the upgrade page.

6The Batch Wizard in the enterprise edition includes limit extensions and XML output. The limit extensions increase the number of targets that can be checked at one time. This is useful for large sites with thousands or even tens of thousands of pages. Note that there is no set limit to the number of pages that the Batch Wizard can check at one time as it depends on factors like computer resources (memory), the validation options settings, and the site itself. However, using the limit extension feature in the enterprise edition should significantly increase (vs the professional edition) the maximum number of targets that can be checked at one time. The XML output option allows XML formatted reports in addition to HTML.

Upgrades are available to upgrade your edition by paying the difference in price.

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