[imps] FYI: HTML5 validator sources have moved, build instructions changed

Michael[tm] Smith mike at w3.org
Mon Oct 13 07:11:06 PDT 2014

This is just a heads-up to anybody building and running the validator.nu
HTML5 validator aka Nu Markup Checker from the github sources.

We've moved all the sources to https://github.com/validator/validator/
and also changed the build instructions. The new instructions are at:


It just amounts to cloning https://github.com/validator/validator.git
instead of https://github.com/validator/build.git

The old/existing build script has been changed such that after you pull the
latest version of it and run it (e.g., when doing "./build.py all"), it'll
now just exit with a message saying that the build script has moved to

But if you're not ready to update to the new build environment yet, you can
still force the old build script to run by specifying the "--legacy" option:

  python build/build.py --legacy all

But note that the code you'd be building and running from in that case is
frozen, so you wouldn't ever get any further updates unless/until you move
to the new build setup.

If you run into any problems with either the old or new build setups,
please either report it at https://github.com/validator/validator/issues or
just post a message to this list with the details.

Also keep in mind that you don't need to build from the sources in order to
run your own instance of the checker. You can now instead just use the
latest jar (or war) release:


Instructions how to run an instance of the checker service using one of
those release files are here:



Michael[tm] Smith http://people.w3.org/mike

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