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Turn Validation On or Off for a Topic

Paligo can check that a topic's content is valid either on demand or before the topic is saved to the database. But these checks will only take place if one or more of the validation features are turned on for your topics.

If you want to enable validation (recommended), you can choose which validation rules Paligo should use. You can also choose when the rules are used, either when you save a topic, when you manually validate a topic, or both.

To turn validation on or off and choose which rules are used:

  1. Open a topic that you want to edit and validate.

  2. Select the Editor Settings icon (cog).

    The Paligo editor toolbar. A call out arrow points to a cog icon which is on the top row.

    Note

    The editor settings are global, so will apply to all of your topics.

  3. On the General tab, use the Documentation Validation section to turn validation on or off and choose when the validation rules are used.

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    The options are:

    For each type of rules:

    • Check the Save box to turn the type of validation on when saving a topic. Paligo will test your content complies with the selected rules whenever you try to save a topic. Clear the box to turn the validation off when saving a topic.

    • Check the Validate box to use that type of validation when validating a topic manually. Paligo will test your content complies with the selected rules whenever you use the validate option in the Editor's toolbar. Clear the box to turn the validation off.

    Note

    You can use any combination of these validation rules or you can disable validation completely if you want. We recommend that you always have Paligo XML schema validation enabled as a minimum, as this will help to make sure your topics are valid XML at least.

  4. Select Save Settings.