The Embedded Tool is a command line version of Total Validator licensed for use with continuous integration. It is essentially the same as the command line part of the Pro Tool but with a few more options making it more suitable for this type of environment.
As we expect developers will want to check their work before submitting it for testing, the Embedded Tool is only available if you purchase at least five copies of the Pro Tool. However, most customers tend to have a larger number of developers and tend to purchase more than this.
The Embedded Tool itself is the same cost as the Pro Tool. So if you require 20 copies of the Pro Tool and 1 Embedded Tool you would purchase 21 licences of the Pro Tool and we would then convert one of these to an Embedded Tool licence and provide details of how to download it.
There is a 30 day evaluation version of the Embedded Tool available. To obtain this you must first purchase at least one copy of the Pro Tool and then let us know when you wish to try the Embedded Tool. We've found that having a copy of the Pro Tool first is essential in order to become familiar with how Total Validator works before trying to configure and run the Embedded Tool from the command line.
Extra features of the Embedded tool over the Pro tool include:
- You can completely suppress saving of the validation results to disk.
- You can direct the validation results to stdout when validating a single page
- The exit status contains information about the success/failure of the validation
- The path to the validation results may be displayed on stdout