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IBM DQA Web Code Scanner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016583D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A new IBM DQA Checking Tool -- IBMwebParser

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IBM DQA Web Code Scanner

  After checking the code, the program individually lists code errors that are departures from GWA standards and guidelines. The software has a GUI interface; an example is shown below in the Figure:

The above Figure shows the result of using this software tool to check a file named depreciation.html. The program points out errors together with their line numbers. In the example above, the following errors were called out:

1. The <input> tag must be closed,
2. The ID name "control" must be unique;
3. The <img> tag must have an alt attribute;
4. The <TD> tag is wrong, should be <td>;
5. The <IMG> tag is wrong must be <img>;
6. The first <meta> tag format is wrong, the correct format is at the related web address;

7. The color #999977 is wrong, it is not in IBM color pattern;
8. The web accessibility check point 8 is the function of skip to the main contents on the web page.

This invention has the following significant advantages:

1) It provides an easier and faster way for web code developers to learn and understand IBM GWA standards and guidelines. The IBM GWA standards and guidelines can be put together in a huge pile of documents. It would take a significant amount of time just to read them, not to mention comprehend them. By pointing out detailed errors in the code being checked, this tool

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shows to the web code developers how IBM GWA standards and guidelines apply. This can...