This is the automated handler validation
and upload service. Anyone can submit a handler to be updated, but both
the handler author and the database maintainer must review the handler
before it is entered into the handler database.
The process works as follows:
Step 1: You submit the modified
handler using the form below. The validation service will perform a series
of checks on the handler. (You can leave the name and email blank if you
don't want to be notified of the results of the submission.)
Step 2: The results of the
checks will be shown. If errors are found, you can not proceed. If no errors
are found, you can proceed to step 3.
Step 3: The handler is stored
in a temporary location, and an email is sent to the handler's author.
Step 4: If the handler author
approves the update, they reply to the email, using a special approval
code. If the author doesn't approve, they reply using a disapprove code
and provide an explanation. (Or they can do nothing and the handler is
removed after 5 days.) If the handler is not approved, an email is sent
to the submitter.
Step 5: If the handler is
approved by the author, then a similar email is sent to the database maintainer.
If the maintainer approves, they reply using a special approval code, and
the handler enters the database. Otherwise, they reply with a disapprove
code and provide an explanation, and both the submitter and author are
If you have suggestions about how
this process can be improved, please send email to SubmitHandler@newsclipper.com.