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  1. Ability to see results by Error type as well as by URL

    If a site has hundreds or thousands of URLs, and 2-3 errors on each page, it can be difficult and long winded to check each page to see what the errors are.

    It'd be nice to have 2 versions of the report
    1. Per URL
    2. Per error type

    So that if there are 2-3 common errors and a few unique ones, you can see a list of 20 errors rather than 2000 pages.

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  2. Check for the presence of a robots.txt file

    The root of a website can contain a robots.txt file.

    When testing a web site it's easy to forget to check for this. An automatic check would overcome this.

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  3. Test the website performance

    Simply just testing website performance like Web Inspector on Safari does.

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  4. Find broken links

    Broken links are annoying to users.

    Web pages you link to can vanish at any time. It can take a long time to manually examine a web site and discover links that no longer work.

    Being able to locate these automatically would help improve the quality of a site.

    3 votes
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  5. Unused CSS rule checker

    Crawl a website and highlight any rules which don't seem to be used. Remember a rule which isn't used on one page may be used on another, so would need to only show rules that aren't used anywhere on the site.

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  6. Examine image alt attribute quality

    The "alt" attribute of an HTML image is useful only if the content of the alt attribute has any worth.

    Non-blank alt attributes that are worthless impact the quality of a web site.

    Being able to automatically examine the alt attributes and report those of low quality would help.

    2 votes
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  7. Generate Sitemap from Links

    Generate Sitemap from Links

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  8. Collect site URLs from the sitemap page

    Some sites have neither a sitemap.xml nor sitemap.txt nor RSS feed but do have an HTML sitemap page.

    It would be good to find the HTML sitemap page and gather URLs from there.

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  9. Suggestions from a non-developer whom needs to validate code

    A great resource: thanks, Jon. For a non-developer like me, who nevertheless needs to validate code, it would be great to have the following options/filters. In some cases, they are just different ways of displaying the same data or at highlighting various JS attributes/elements. For a page (or site):
    -- show all errors that are performance-critical
    -- show all errors that are not performance-critical
    -- show all JS sources (inline, embedded and external)
    -- show all site-wide (external) JS
    -- show all JS navigation (in menus)
    -- show all JS links (individual links)
    -- show all JS redirects
    -- show…

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  10. Check for the presence of a favicon

    The lack of a favicon impacts the quality of a website.

    It's easy to forget to add or check for a favicon. An automatic check would help here.

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  11. Support existing open source projects

    http://firefox.cita.illinois.edu/#beta is open source licensed, and FAE (server based) is being updated in the next year, but they are tied to their own implementation. You should use them for simplytestable - they don't have to be unique services, and I'd hate to have many separate tools if they could run under the same hood.

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  12. Ignore Twitter Bootstrap CSS

    The Twitter Bootstrap CSS (http://twitter.github.com/bootstrap/) contains errors that don't generally matter.

    It'd be good to be able to choose to ignore Twitter Bootstrap when validating CSS.

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  13. Introduce some HMTL quality checks, addressing not HTML validity but HTML stupidities

    Consider this markup:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="file:///C|/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Macromedia/Dreamweaver%208/Configuration/BuiltIn/StarterPages/mm_travel2.css" type="text/css" />

    Totally valid but also totally not a good idea if you want this to work on the Internet.

    Checking that resources don't use local file:// URLs is but one example of a HTML quality check. Bound to be more.

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  14. Examine CSS quality

    http://csslint.net/ does for CSS what JSLint does for JS (more or less).

    The software behind csslint.net is open source and can be executed from the command line: https://github.com/stubbornella/csslint/wiki/Command-line-interface

    It'd be nice to check for CSS quality in addition to CSS validity

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  15. Accompany HTML validation error with fragment of errored code

    As well as listing the column and line number of the location of an HTML validation error, it could be nice to present the fragment of code containing the error,

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  17. List content of alt and title tags

    When doing checks for accessibility, one of the highest profile and most time consuming tasks is checking for things such as sensible content for alt tags on images and titles. While there are currently tools which can tell you where there are missing tags, and slightly intelligent ones that'll search for boilerplate text, I can't find anything that'll help check them all for sensible content.

    Being able to run a test that will not only check that the alts are populated, but show me a list of the content for all of them would allow me to scan for tags…

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  18. Validation of local website

    It would be great to validate local web-site

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