Quote Entity Validator 1.1

1.06 MB

Publisher Description

QEV, (Quote Entity Validator) Validates HTML, with specialised checks on
HTML syntax to make sure double and single quotes are balanced.

1. makes sure _ldquo; ... _rdquo; (double quotes) occur in balanced pairs
without nesting.

2. makes sure _lsquo; ... _rsquo; (single quotes) occur in balanced pairs
without nesting.

3. makes sure _lsdquo; ... _rsquo; (single quotes) occurs only inside a
_ldquo; ... _rdquo; (double quotes)

QEV does not modify your files, just points out problem areas.

Unfortunately _rsquo; is also used for an apostrophe. QEV
tries to guess which way you are using _rsquo;, but it does not always
guess correctly, (it uses some hairy ad hoc logic) so you might get some
spurious error messages.

There is a similar problem with _rdquo; being also used to indicated feet
or minutes of latitude/longitude.


1. Sometimes QEV will perceive a single error as a
chain of errors, (much the way a Java compiler can be confused). Just fix
some of the errors, and run QEV again. Often you will have
cleaned up a number of errors from one change to the source file.

2. Use an editor such as Visual Slick Editr that lets you jump to a given
line number. QEV tells you the line and column number in the
file where the problem is.

3. Take the error messages with a grain of salt. Pay more attention to
the spot in the file it is complaining about.

4. save your changes and rerun QEV often. It is very quick.
It is easier to work when you have the errors you have already fixed off
the decks.


To validate a single file, type:

java.exe -jar C:commindprodqevqev.jar E:myhtmlindex.html

To validate all the files in a single directory, type:

java.exe -jar C:commindprodqevqev.jar E:myhtml

To validate all the files in a single directory tree, type:

java.exe -jar C:commindprodqevqev.jar -s E:myhtml

Quote Entity Validator is a free software application from the HTML Tools subcategory, part of the Web Development category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2011-01-12. The program can be installed on Java, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, Win2000, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, WinServer, WinVista, WinVista x64, WinXP.

Quote Entity Validator (version 1.1) has a file size of 1.06 MB and is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 125 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

Program Details


Publisher Canadian Mind Products
Released Date 2011-01-12
Languages English


Category Web Development
Subcategory HTML Tools

System requirements

Operating systems linux, mac, other, unix, windows

Download information

File size 1.06 MB
Total downloads 125


License model Free
Price N/A

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of Quote Entity Validator since it was posted on our website on 2015-04-26. The latest version is 1.1 and it was updated on soft112.com on 2017-07-01. See below the changes in each version:

version 1.1

posted on 2011-01-12

add the -British -guess -ignore -strict command line options

version 1.0

posted on 2009-11-17

initial release

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Release Date: 2011-01-12
Publisher: Canadian Mind Products
Operating System: linux, mac, other, unix, windows
Type: Free