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     1[[TranslatedPages(outdated=The gif animation should get an update which should include the usage of the lookup button.)]]
     2[[PageOutline(2-10,Table of Contents)]]
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    3 = Validator Dialog =
     4= Validator panel =
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    5 [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/validator.png)]] ''Keyboard shortcut:''''' {{{Alt+Shift+V}}}'''
     6[[JOSMImage(dialogs/validator,48,link=,middle,margin-right=20)]] ''Keyboard shortcut:'' **`Alt+Shift+V`** — one of the [wikitr:/Help/ToggleDialogs#Toactivateawindow JOSM panels]
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    7 The '''JOSM Validator''' is a feature of JOSM which checks and fixes invalid data.
     8The **JOSM Validator** is a feature of JOSM which checks and fixes invalid data.
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    810
    911== Usage ==
     12* Click on the [[JOSMImage(dialogs/validator)]] ''Validation'' button at the bottom of the validator panel or press `Shift+V` to run the validation process:
     13 * If there are currently no [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/SelectionList selected objects], then it checks all objects in [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/LayerList#LayerButtons the current layer].
     14 * If there are selected objects, then it checks only selected objects.
     15* Most of the errors must be manually fixed, while some of them can be automatically fixed by selecting the error or errors and clicking the [[JOSMImage(dialogs/fix)]] ''Fix'' button. As Validator might not be always perfect, it is still the user's duty to check the result of the action.
     16* Use the right click menu to "Zoom to problem".
     17* Multiple objects with the same symptom are [wikitr:/Help/Validator/MapCSSTagChecker#Grouping grouped together].
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    11 * Click on the new tick icon [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/validator.png)]] (''open the validation window'') in the vertical toolbar to show the validator panel on the right (or use the keyboard shortcut: {{{Alt+Shift+V}}}).
    12 * Select the data you want to validate (or deselect to validate everything)
    13 * Click on the ''Validate'' button [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/validator.png,15)]] at the bottom of the validator panel
    14 * While some of the errors must be manually fixed, most of them can be automatically fixed. Just select the error or errors and click the ''Fix'' button [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/fix.png,15)]] to automatically fix them. You can select multiple errors, and all of them will be fixed.
     19The validator is an automatic test tool. It can show you errors in the data, but it is not perfect and may also tell you errors, which indeed aren't errors ("false positives"). Thus every by the validator marked object should be checked by the user before changing it.
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    16 The validator is an automatic test tool. It can show you errors in the data, but it may also tell you errors, which aren't real.
     21[[Image(validator_using.gif,link=)]]
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    18 '''Don't fix errors when you aren't sure something is really wrong.'''
     23The validator will check the data and display all errors, categorized as [[JOSMImage(data/error)]] ''errors'', [[JOSMImage(data/warning)]] ''warnings'', and [[JOSMImage(data/other)]] ''other'', depending on the severity of the error as a list. Additionally a new [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/LayerList validation layer] is added, which shows you where the problem cases are located in the mapview (can be disabled in the preferences). By default only errors of level ''error'' and ''warning'' will be displayed. Warnings of level ''other'' can be enabled in the preferences but produce more false positives and thus need more care from the user.
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    20 This will check the data and display all errors, categorized as ''errors'' [[Image(source:/trunk/images/data/error.png,15)]], ''warnings'' [[Image(source:/trunk/images/data/warning.png,15)]], and ''other'' [[Image(source:/trunk/images/data/other.png,15)]], depending on the severity of the error.
    21 By default only warnings of level error and warning will be displayed. Warnings of level ''other'' produce a lot more validation errors for
    22 valid data and thus need more care from the user.
     25[[Image(validator2.png,link=)]]
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    24 [[Image(validator.png)]]
     27There are six buttons in the validator panel:
     28||= **Icon** =||= **Name** =||= **Shortcut** =||= **Description** =||
     29||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/select)]]  || Select || || Select the objects of the selected error. ||
     30||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/search)]]  || Lookup || || Looks up the selected objects in the error list. ||
     31||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/validator)]]  || Validation ||  `Ctrl+V`  || Start validation process for current selection or all objects (when nothing selected). ||
     32||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/fix)]]  || Fix || || Fix an error (only when automatically fixable). ||
     33||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/fix)]]  || Ignore || || Ignore an error or a group of errors in future tests. ||
     34||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/fix)]]  || Manage Ignore || || Shows a dialog to change the list of previously ignored errors. ||
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    26 This dialog allows to start a verification process of the data.
     36=== Context Menu ===
     37A right click on listed objects offers following menu:
     38||= **Icon** =||= **Name** =||= **Shortcut** =||= **Description** =||
     39||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/autoscale/problem)]]  || [wikitr:/Help/Action/ZoomToProblem Zoom to problem] ||  `6`  || Zoom the view to the problem. ||
     40||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/edit)]]  || Edit ||  || Opens a [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/RelationEditor relation editor] for each [[JOSMImage(data/relation)]] [wikitr:/Help/Concepts/Object#Relations relation]. ||
     41||  [[JOSMImage(dialogs/delete,28,link=,middle)]]  || Ignore for now ||  || Delete the specific entry from the list. This just removes the entry from the list but does not add it to the ignore list ||
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    28 You have 4 buttons in this:
    29  * [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/select.png)]] Select - Select the objects of the selected error
    30  * [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/validator.png)]] Validation - Start validation process for current selection or all objects (when nothing selected)
    31  * [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/fix.png)]] Fix - Fix an error (only when automatically fixable)
    32  * [[Image(source:/trunk/images/dialogs/delete.png)]] Ignore - Ignore and error or a group of errors in future tests
     43== Ignore List Management ==
     44[[Image(ValidatorIgnoreListManagement.png,link=)]]
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    34 When a validation process has been finished in the list appear all results. Also a new validation layer is added, which shows you where problem cases lie in the map.
     46This dialog allows to remove items from the ignore list. You can use the delete key or the right mouse button to remove items. **If you see only numbers and no descriptive texts the list was migrated from older JOSM versions. In this case it is recommended to remove all items and ignore them again to get the descriptive texts shown above.**
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     48**Note:** in the context menu of an error in the list there is the entry [[JOSMImage(dialogs/delete,24,middle,link=))]] ''Ignore for now''. This just removes the entry from the list but does not add it to the ignore list. Therefore it will appear again on the next validation run.
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     50[[Image(IgnoreForNow.png,link=)]]
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    3653== Validation on upload ==
     54If not disabled the validation process is also started on each upload to the server. For uploads only the modified elements are tested. If you abort the upload, the validator panel displays the result of the validation.
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    38 When not disabled the validation process is also started on each upload to the server. For uploads only the modified elements are tested. If you abort the upload, The validator panel opens, if not already open, and the validation results
    39 are copied in the the validation dialog, so they can be checked and fixed.
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    41 = See also =
    42  * [wiki:/Help/Preferences/Validator Validator preferences] and description of validator tests
    43  * [wiki:/Help/HowTo/ValidatorExamples Some examples] howto use validator
     57== Validation result can depend on the downloaded area ==
     58Some validator tests include a check whether the tested object is in or out of the downloaded area to avoid false positives. The not downloaded area is displayed with a yellow hatching. Downloaded ways can end in the not downloaded area. If e.g. a waterway ends in the downloaded area then the validator warns that it should be connected to another waterway. If the waterway ends out of the downloaded area then the validator will not warn because it doesn't know if there is really an error because the possible connected waterway was not downloaded. The validator will also not warn if there was never an area download in this data layer (there is no yellow hatching in this layer). Such a layer exists when you e.g. create a [wikitr:/Help/Action/NewLayer new empty layer] or when you download single objects via [wikitr:/Help/Action/Download#DownloadfromOverpassAPI Overpass]. In both cases the data is assumed as incomplete and handled like out of the downloaded area to avoid false positives and a lot unnecessary warnings.
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     60Some validator rules are limited to defined areas (e.g. countries), see [wikitr:/Help/Styles/MapCSSImplementation#Territoryselector Territoryselectors].
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     62
     63== Preferences ==
     64There are some (advanced) settings, available, to influence the displayed object`s information in the list, see [wikitr:/Help/Dialog/SelectionList#Preferences Selection list preferences].
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     67== See also ==
     68* [wikitr:/Rules external Validator rules]
     69* [wikitr:/Help/Preferences/Validator Validator preferences] and description of validator tests
     70* [wikitr:/Help/Validator/MapCSSTagChecker MapCSSTagChecker] - about the syntax of validator checks, which are based on MapCSS
     71* The plugin [osmwiki:JOSM/Plugins/PT_Assistant PT Assistant], which adds validator rules
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