The A-Prompt test program is used to demonstrate how HTML validation may be integrated into an HTML editor program.
The validator has 2 modes of operation:
The first mode, 'Single Elements', is used to validate HTML text as it is entered by the user. It can only detect validation problems that occur within the given HTML element. The second mode 'Entire File' is used to validate an entire document and can look for accessibility problems in the entire file.
At the center of the dialog is a section titled 'HTML To Be Validated' that contains the HTML element that is sent to the validator.
Examples of HTML element text are contained in a drop-down list box. You may select an element from the drop-down listbox or enter one of your own.
The centre area of the dialog contains the validated HTML element returned by the validator.
The upper text area displays the element text.
The Return Code area describes the repair state of the HTML. The repair state can be:
The Validation Flags area describes the accessibility problems with the given HTML element.
The top portion of the dialog contains a section titled 'Validate Entire File'. This section allows you to correct all the accessibility problems within an HTML file. Select the button 'Select file to validate' to select the HTML file to be validated. The A-Prompt validator will look through the entire document, find the accessibility problems and prompt you to make changes.
The A-Prompt Validator may be integrated into an HTML editor program as source code or as a DLL module. For testing purposes, the default method is to integrate it as source code. To try the DLL version of the program, select the 'Use DLL' check box. The operation of the program will be exactly the same but the code will be executed as a DLL module.
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Last Modified: May 7, 2022