Below I am pasting the introductory section of the TestPage documentation. JamalTestPage is a command-line utility and dialog interface for doing a simple, automated test of a web page for problems related to accessibility for users with disabilities, or to other aspects of HTML validity according to standards of the World Wide Web Consortium, located at
http://w3.org The command-line syntax is TestPage.exe URLPath FilePathThe first parameter specifies the URL to test and the second parameter specifies the file name of the resulting report.
The TestPage installer, tpgsetup.exe, creates a shortcut for launching an input box that prompts for the URL to test, which is then passed onto the command-line utility. The default hotkey for invoking the input box is Alt+Control+Shift+T. This may be changed by modifying properties of the TestPage shortcut on the Windows desktop.
The installer also creates a TestPage program group in the Windows Start Menu, with options for launching the program, unstalling it, browsing generated reports, or reading this documentation. The default program folder is
C:\Program Files\TestPage The TestPage dialog is built with the PowerBASIC compiler from http://PowerBASIC.comSource code is also provided for VBScript and Visual Baisic .NET versions of the same, simple dialog.
If a URL is passed as a command-line parameter to TestPageGui.exe, then it will be the default value in the input box. If no parameter is passed and Internet Explorer is open, the URL of its web page is used as the default value. The domain name of the URL tested is used for the file name of the report. It is a structured text file with sections titled web Accessibility Problems, HTML Validity Problems, and Source Code of the Page. The report is automatically opened with the program associated with .txt files in the Windows registry. The default is Notepad, which may be changed, e.g., via the Open With command on the context menu of Windows Explorer.
The command-line utility, TestPage.exe, does the main work. It is built with the Ruby language and several related packages. Subsequent sections of this documentation provide more detail using excerpts from material on the web.
Please note that this program is only intended as a convenient, mechanized test of web accessibility. Hopefully, its ease of use will enable more people to do accessibility checks and send them to web developers, as appropriate. In addition, since TestPage is open source, programmers are encouraged to contribute improvements. A list of more sophisticated web evaluation tools is available at
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