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Validating HTML Emails with Nokogiri, Tidy, and validator.w3.org

Tagged devise, emails, nokogiri, validate, tidy  Languages ruby
# We're validating the HTML generated by the Devise mailer
user = User.new email: '[email protected]'
mail = Devise.mailer.confirmation_instructions(user, self).deliver
html = mail.html_part.body.to_s

Validate with tidy:

File.open('/tmp/html-validation.html', 'w') { |f| f << html }
unless system "tidy -errors -q -f /tmp/validation-errors.txt /tmp/html-validation.html"
  fail "Validation failed:\n #{File.read('/tmp/validation-errors.txt')}"

Remember to install tidy first:

$ sudo apt-get install tidy

Validate with Nokogiri is not so fun or accurate:

# Validate XML
doc = Nokogiri.XML(html)

# Validate against a schema, if you want
xsd = Nokogiri::XML::Schema(open('http://www.w3.org/2002/08/xhtml/xhtml1-strict.xsd'))

For validation with w3.org, see this script