W3C Validator for CSS, expanding from current validator for HTML
This request is to integrate the freely available W3C validator for CSS, expanding from the existing DW integration of W3C’s HTML validator.
The W3C validator that is integrated with DW for HTML (and XML) provides a valuable resource. The DW engineers who integrated it years ago were obviously being humble and realistic in recognizing that W3C would be able to provide for a perpetually more current and precise resource than DW linting, ultimately for the benefit of users and for user contentment. That was an archaic era before CSS files were commonly created separately from HTML. The difficult integration was done long ago, and now there is the relatively easy task of adding the CSS validator.
Since then, beginning years ago, W3C has also provided an API for the free integration of CSS validation into coding software. It is available at https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/DOWNLOAD.html
Aligned with how DW is associated with Brackets and numerous third-party freeware utilities (and how Microsoft created its empire off of an IBM code), we users are willing to pay for the lawful licensing of a valuable utility, regardless of who had done the programming of any feature, as long as it is cleanly integrated, which was indeed well done with the HTML validator. Continuing with that analogy to DOS, there have been many predictions of its gradual decline, but by putting resources into DW to make it a leading editor again, Adobe can capture the perpetually expanding market of Web design.