I’m very pleased to announce an ODF validation service:
Similar to the W3C validation service for HTML, you can use this website to verify a document’s compliance with the OpenDocument Format.
The validator can detect violations of the spec, and it can also give warnings for things that are not violations but should raise an eyebrow. Some warnings actually relate to known bugs in OOo (technically valid files which OOo can’t open). As time goes by we’ll add more warnings.
The validation engine was written Alex Hudson as part of the Fellowship’s ODF Tools project. I’ve been wanting a validator for months, but our server just couldn’t take the additional load. Enter the kind people at Cyclone3 who are providing a server to run the validation service. A big round of applause for them! And thanks to Roman Fordinal of Cyclone3 for developing the web application from Alex’s validator.