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<entry-title>microformats validators</entry-title>
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== general purpose validators ==
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The following validators will validate multiple microformats on a page:
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=== microformats2 validator ===
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{{new}} Test your microformatted web page with:
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* http://pin13.net/ (where it says "Microformats Parser")
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Barnaby Walters has a hosted version of the open source php-mf2 [[parser]] where you can enter your markup into a textarea:
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* http://waterpigs.co.uk/php-mf2/
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It currently supports parsing and displaying the canonical JSON for:
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* [[microformats2]]
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* [[hCard]]
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* [[hAtom]] - "hentry" microformats in particular
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=== Bing Markup Validator ===
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The [http://www.bing.com/toolbox/EntityExtraction Bing Markup Validator] tests for various microformats support, including [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], and others. Note: 2012-02-03 launch announcemnt: <cite>[http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/webmaster/archive/2012/02/03/webmaster-tools-markup-validation-tool.aspx Bing Webmaster Center blog: Webmaster Tools Markup Validation Tool]</cite>
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=== Google Structured Data Testing Tool ===
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The [https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool Google Structured Data Testing Tool] can parse several microformats from a given URL and produces reports showing errors and a preview of what properties it detects. It supports a subset of properties on some microformats, however is continuously updated with more support.
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microformats: [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], [[hReview]], [[hRecipe]], [[hProduct]], [[rel-author]] (and indirectly [[rel-me]])
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=== Yandex microformats validator ===
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The [http://webmaster.yandex.ru/microtest.xml Yandex microformats validator] parses several microformats from a URL and shows what properties it detects and/or needs.
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microformats: [[hCard]], [[hRecipe]],  [[hReview]], [[hProduct]]
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== browser microformat readers ==
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{{main|browsers}}
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=== Mozilla Firefox ===
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{{main|firefox}}
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Mozilla [[Firefox]] has several add-ons you can use with microformats, such as Operator.
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==== Operator ====
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{{main|operator}}
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[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/operator/ Operator] automatically detects many of the more common microformats as you browse the internet. 
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Microformats: [[hCard]], [[hEvent]], [[adr]], [[rel-author]]
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=== Google Chrome ===
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{{main|chrome}}
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[https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/oalbifknmclbnmjlljdemhjjlkmppjjl Microformats for Google Chrome] automatically detects most of the common microformats as you browse.
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Microformats: [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], [[hReview]], [[hReview-aggregate]], [[hRecipe]], [[geo]]
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== specific microformats validators ==
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=== hCard Validators ===
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* '''[http://indiewebify.waterpigs.co.uk/validate-h-card/ indiewebify.me h-card validator]''' parses [[h-card]] markup and makes suggestions for things to add, with code samples
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<ul id="hCard_Validator"><li>'''[http://hcard.geekhood.net/ The unofficial hCard Validator]'''
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<div class="discussion">
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*It's [http://github.com/pornel/hCardValidator open-source] and contributions are welcome! Please join the project and extend it to support more microformats.
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</div>
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* '''[https://foursquare.com/business/brands/offerings/savetofoursquare/tester Save to foursquare tester]''' checks your hCard to see what it can parse from it.
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=== h-entry Validators ===
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* '''[http://indiewebify.waterpigs.co.uk/validate-h-entry/ indiewebify.me h-entry validator]''' parses [[h-entry]] markup, finds common errors and makes suggestions for things to add, with code samples
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===Operator Debugger===
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{{main|Operator}}
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* [https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4106/ https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/4106/]
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microformats: [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]]
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Operator does a good job of compliant parsing for microformats in general, and includes a debug mode that can help identify errors in the structure.
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=== rel-lint ===
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* [http://tools.microformatic.com/help/xhtml/rel-lint/ http://tools.microformatic.com/help/xhtml/rel-lint/]
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Rel-Lint provides linting and inspection of [[rel-tag|rel-tag]] and [[xfn|XFN]] (by [[implementors#Drew_McLellan|Drew McLellan]])
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== validator project ==
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There has been a suggestion to host an "official" microformats validator at microformats.org.
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Ideas:
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* [https://github.com/pornel/hCardValidator hCard validator is open-source] (BSD-licensed) and extensible enough to support other microformats (it's mostly a matter of hooking up XSLT templates that extract microformat data and find errors). The codebase is pretty clean, UI is internationalized.
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Who wants to help make this happen, and what do you need?
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== past validators ==
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===Optimus===
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{{main|Optimus}}
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[[Optimus]] is a microformats transformer and validator that supports numerous microformats including [[hCard]], [[hCalendar]], [[hReview]], [[hAtom]] (note: [[optimus-issues#hAtom_validation|hAtom validation issues]]).
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Get the [http://tantek.com/favelets/#optimus-validator Optimus microformats validator favelet]. Blog post: [http://microformats.org/blog/2009/05/27/placemaker-optimus-validator/#optimus-favelet validator browser button].
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====Optimus validator is not working for the moment====
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Therefore any page you will check through will return the message: "Microformats at this page have no errors. Congratulations." which is a false message. We will update this message when (and if) Optimus will work again.
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Please add issues to the [[optimus-issues]] page.
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== see also ==
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* [[validator-brainstorming]]
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== related ==
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* [[parsers]]
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* [[debugging-tools]]
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* [[implementations]]
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* [[tests]]
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* [[test-suite]]

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general purpose validators

The following validators will validate multiple microformats on a page:

microformats2 validator

new! Test your microformatted web page with:

Barnaby Walters has a hosted version of the open source php-mf2 parser where you can enter your markup into a textarea:

It currently supports parsing and displaying the canonical JSON for:

Bing Markup Validator

The Bing Markup Validator tests for various microformats support, including hCard, hCalendar, and others. Note: 2012-02-03 launch announcemnt: Bing Webmaster Center blog: Webmaster Tools Markup Validation Tool

Google Structured Data Testing Tool

The Google Structured Data Testing Tool can parse several microformats from a given URL and produces reports showing errors and a preview of what properties it detects. It supports a subset of properties on some microformats, however is continuously updated with more support.

microformats: hCard, hCalendar, hReview, hRecipe, hProduct, rel-author (and indirectly rel-me)

Yandex microformats validator

The Yandex microformats validator parses several microformats from a URL and shows what properties it detects and/or needs.

microformats: hCard, hRecipe, hReview, hProduct

browser microformat readers

Main article: browsers

Mozilla Firefox

Main article: firefox

Mozilla Firefox has several add-ons you can use with microformats, such as Operator.

Operator

Main article: operator

Operator automatically detects many of the more common microformats as you browse the internet. Microformats: hCard, hEvent, adr, rel-author

Google Chrome

Main article: chrome

Microformats for Google Chrome automatically detects most of the common microformats as you browse. Microformats: hCard, hCalendar, hReview, hReview-aggregate, hRecipe, geo

specific microformats validators

hCard Validators

h-entry Validators

Operator Debugger

Main article: Operator

microformats: hCard, hCalendar

Operator does a good job of compliant parsing for microformats in general, and includes a debug mode that can help identify errors in the structure.

rel-lint

Rel-Lint provides linting and inspection of rel-tag and XFN (by Drew McLellan)

validator project

There has been a suggestion to host an "official" microformats validator at microformats.org.

Ideas:

Who wants to help make this happen, and what do you need?

past validators

Optimus

Main article: Optimus

Optimus is a microformats transformer and validator that supports numerous microformats including hCard, hCalendar, hReview, hAtom (note: hAtom validation issues).

Get the Optimus microformats validator favelet. Blog post: validator browser button.

Optimus validator is not working for the moment

Therefore any page you will check through will return the message: "Microformats at this page have no errors. Congratulations." which is a false message. We will update this message when (and if) Optimus will work again.

Please add issues to the optimus-issues page.

see also

related

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