How to: Add W3C validator and PR checker to Quero

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How to: Add W3C validator and PR checker to Quero

Postby Viktor Krammer » Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:53 pm


in this post I would like to explain how to add the W3C validator and a Google PageRank checker option to Quero.

This can be realized by adding a custom search provider to Quero (Quero > Options > Search Profiles).

You can then check the current page by clicking on the custom search provider in the Quero engines drop-down list (the small icon on the right side of the Quero box), or in terms of keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Q > Tab > first letter of the search provider > Enter.

Actually Quero uses the current URL which is displayed in the Quero box for the query. So you can also manually enter whatever URL you would like to check into the Quero box.

Here are the search URLs you need to add your custom search providers to Quero:

W3C validator

The validator is a service for developers to check your html pages for errors and whether they conform to the W3C standard.

Quero search URL:

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PR Checker

The PageRank is a measure (and algorithm) introduced by Google which roughly reflects the (link) popularity of any given Web page, displayed as a value between 0 to 10 (higher is better).

There are several Web sites, which offer querying the Google PageRank, one for instance is

Quero search URL

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HTTP Post data

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URL-specific search parameters

Quero supports the following address related paramters in addition to the generic {searchTerms} parameter.

for the complete URL, use {Quero:url}
when you need only the domain name, use {Quero:domainname}
for the host name only, use {Quero:hostname}

Using one of Quero's address-related search parameters changes the way how Quero handles addresses. Instead of navigating to an URL it will perform a search with this URL (or part of), depending on the paramters you use in your Search URL.

Tip: You can toggle between search and navigation mode with the shortcut Ctrl+L.

I hope you found this How-to useful and if you have any additional questions, please post them here.

Best regards,

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