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W3C Validator

Author:  coder [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:27 pm ]
Post subject:  W3C Validator

Hello there, I was wondering about the WC3 mark up validation service.
Is this valid and should everyone try to get the errors out and get your page to show no errors when submitting it to the validation at W3C? Question

Author:  Brightguy [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: W3C Validator

Yes, everyone should compose error-free documents, but empirically this is asking too much. Most of the XHTML documents on the web aren't even valid XML, let alone XHTML. This boggles my mind considering the ENTIRE PURPOSE of XHTML is that it's XML. There is no reason to use it otherwise.

Author:  DtY [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:49 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:W3C Validator

Yes, it's important.

That's why there's a standard.

Author:  yoursecretninja [ Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:55 pm ]
Post subject:  RE:W3C Validator

Validation is more important for you than your 'product'. Web browsers are pretty forgiving, and will often render fine if you say, forget to close out an image tag properly. However, validation will help you debug those times when the browser is unforgiving. Forgetting to close out a div tag could cause all sorts of formatting problems and be hard to spot. The validator will catch that though. Aside from helping you debug, it helps you get into good coding habits. And you can feel good that you are writing good quality code. There's a lot more reasons to do it, but I think those reasons are pretty convincing to write valid HTML or XHTML.

Author:  rdrake [ Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: RE:W3C Validator

DtY @ Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:49 pm wrote:
Yes, it's important.

That's why there's a standard.

Author:  jordancaver123 [ Wed May 16, 2018 4:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: W3C Validator

W3C Validator stands for the World Wide Web Consortium validator which is known a standards organization for the World Wide Web. This organization was founded by Tim Berners-Lee and is run by a full-time staff to regular develop and maintain web standards. These standards are used to help guide web developers and browsers to develop code that lives up to certain standards. The purpose of this consortium is to make sure that all websites and their components are well structured and browser friendly.
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