Miscellaneous (tick_24Pro, tick_24Std, cross_24Lite)

Miscellaneous Validator Engine Options

Enable "tagname" programs - Check this box to enable the tag name program feature of HTML Validator. Disabling this feature will speed up validation but may significantly reduce the number of problems that are searched for in your validated documents. It can also cause other issues. To obtain the best syntax checking possible, we recommend that you leave this option enabled at all times, which is the default. Do not uncheck it unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

Check for high ASCII characters - Check this box if you want HTML Validator to report "high ASCII" characters as warnings. A high ASCII character is considered to be a character (byte in the stream) with a value of over 127. Note that this option checks the entire document, even if there are sections in the document that are set to be ignored. Note also that you can use character references as an alternative to using high ASCII characters in your documents. However, it is technically acceptable (when using an appropriate character encoding) to use bytes over 127 (such as accented letters and some punctuation marks) instead of encoding these characters with character entities. Note that this option does not apply to Unicode encoded documents (like UTF-8 encoded documents). This option is not enabled by default.

Check for characters 128-159 - Check this box if you want HTML Validator to generate warning messages for characters (bytes) with values 128-159 (inclusive). These are often characters in Windows character sets that may not display properly in user agents, especially on non-Windows based platforms. Note that this option checks the entire HTML document, even if there are sections in the document that are set to be ignored. Note also that character references can (and often should) be used as an alternative to using Windows character set specific characters in HTML documents. You may want to disable this option If you're sure that these characters will be interpreted and displayed properly by all the visiting user agents. Note that this option does not apply to Unicode encoded documents (like UTF-8 encoded documents). This option is enabled by default.

Ignore text in <% ... %> - Check this box if you want HTML Validator to ignore text (usually server side scripts for Microsoft IIS) between '<%' and '%>' strings. (Note that similar processing is always done to ignore PHP blocks). NOTE: This option has no effect if HTTP header data is available, because it is assumed that the HTTP server has processed any scripting (New v10.00133). This option is enabled by default.

Require comments be in <!-- ... --> syntax - Check this box if you want HTML Validator to generate error messages for comments not in the <!-- ... --> format. A comment such as <! Document modified 2/09/06 > will generate errors if this box is checked. We highly recommended that you keep this box checked and use this HTML5 compliant comment format in your documents. This option is enabled by default.

Warn when a <!-- --> comment contains '<' or '>' characters - Check this box to show warning messages when a comment in the form <!-- --> contains '<' and '>' characters. This option is not enabled by default.

Require lowercase tags and attributes - Check this box if you want to generate error messages for start tags, end tags, or tag attribute names that contain uppercase characters. This does not check attribute values, nor apply to XHTML/XML based documents which are case-sensitive by default. Also, if a tag or attribute contains uppercase but it is a case match with what is in the configuration, then no error is generated. This option is not enabled by default.

Stop checking the document after </html> - Check this box to stop syntax checking after the "html" end tag. This option is useful for checking dynamic pages that may contain debug information after the "html" end tag. This option is not enabled by default.

Try to recover from mismatched or missing quotes - Check this box to try to detect and recover from mismatched or missing quotes. This option isn't always 100% accurate, so uncheck this box if CSE HTML Validator thinks there are missing quotes when there really aren't (if so, then please report this to us). This option is not enabled by default. (New v8.00)

Enable AngularJS support - Check this box to enable built-in support for AngularJS tags and attributes (and more). This should significantly decrease the number of errors generated for AngularJS documents. If you're not checking AngularJS documents, then we recommend unchecking this option. This option is enabled by default. (New v15.00)