Snow Leopard & Perl – Having 64-bit babies
Sadly, one of my favorite lil' Mac tools, Validator, which is perfect for validating XML files against custom Document Type Declarations (DTDs), is currently not working with Snow Leopard, or more specifically, Snow Leopard's implementation of 64-bit Perl.
There is an easy way have 10.6 load the 32-bit version of Perl, but unfortunately, even after doing so, it looks like Validator is still having some other issues.
There is no contact information on Robert Crews' website, so I went searching for some viable replacements. Apple has a Developer Connection article installing a local W3C HTML Validator and you can download nifty Stand-Alone HTML/XHTML Validator for the Mac (which Veerle made some nice icons for), but neither will validate against a custom DTD.
Enter XMLMate ... the open-source, robust TextMate plugin for "Checking XML and XHTML documents for Well-Formedness and Validity while editing them in TextMate with support for DTD, W3C XML Schema, RELAX NG, Schematron, XInclude, XML Catalog, and XPath 2.0 Visualizer". Yeah. Wow, indeed.
I still don't own a copy of the pricey TextMate (despite how much I like it), but this add-on is nice enough for me to click thru the license screen every launch. Enjoy.
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