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PAD validation tool.

Last updated May 11, 2009 – uses PAD specification 3.10.

The advantages offered by PADGen and the PAD system are enormous. But if your PAD file What is a PAD file? Click here to find out. is incorrectly set up, all your hard work can be for nothing.

Usage of our online Validation tool couldn’t be simpler.

If your PAD file is already online, simply enter the URL of the XML file, in the form of, and click the I agree button.

If your PAD file is not yet online, simply use the Browse button to locate the XML file on your hard drive, and then click the I agree button.

We will then run your data through our checklist, and provide an immediate report.

Before using the tool, please take the time to read the following notes:

(1) Check that you are using the latest version of PADGen. The latest version ( – which supports PAD Specification 3.10) is available here.

(2) The information is presented “as is”. While we do our best to ensure that all supplied information is correct, SoftwarePromotions can not be held in any way responsible for any incorrect data or results that may be supplied. Usage of the tool, the information or the results supplied is entirely at your own risk.

(3) Please note that the PAD Validation tool will check your PAD file against PAD specification 3.10. It will also provide advice and recommendations that go beyond the PAD specification, based on our knowledge and experience.

(4) Please note that the PAD Validation tool has been setup for Windows software only.

If your PAD file has not yet been created, you may find our general information and usage guidelines to be helpful.

If you have a website that uses the PAD system, please feel free to link to this page – but only this page. Changes in the validation tool and other important information may be posted here in the future.


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