Beta W3C HTML Validator

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  1. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

    Rower_CPU

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    #1
    http://validator.w3.org:8001/

    This great resource for web designers is getting some new features and functionality. Check it out - especially the new "fussy parsing" mode in the extended interface, which really puts your design to the test.

    And for you web designers not already using the validator (or a derivative), shame on you. :p
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Boy did it complain about the MacRumors home page! A thousand problems reported. Example: It complained that the spacer images didn't have ALT tags:
    Code:
    <IMG SRC="http://www.macrumors.com/images/pix.gif" WIDTH="1" HEIGHT="1">
    and it misidentified the strings following ampersands within anchors (e.g., &theadid)
    as invalid entities:
    Code:
    <a href="http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=36362&powermac-g5">
    I guess this isn't the type of page for which it was intended.
     
  3. tazo macrumors 68040

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    it found 74 errors just on the homepage of my site. lol.


    trivial things but errors nonetheless :D
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I found a page it actually liked: itself! No complaints at all.

    I guess I've seen the two extremes: decidedly unhappy and deliriously happy.

    It finds 67 "errors" on the Apple home page, including more mistaken complaints about entities. Sample complaint: missing name attribute in this option element:
    Code:
    <option selected value="/find/#world">Choose...</option>
     
  5. James.Paul macrumors regular

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    It's just pulled my site apart!!!!!! Errors galore! Strewth!!! Have I got some work to do!
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Did not see any difference with this validator on my site. The pages I checked are still perfect XHTML!
     
  7. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    It found 12 errors on my homepage on my site, and I used Dreamweaver MX to put it together. I'm sort of learning HTML at the moment so this info is useful to me.
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Ahhhhh. Yes. I was waiting for one of these for a long time, I have a lot of hand-coded HTML that strikes me as being rather buggy....I guess i'll see.:D



    Edit: Hoo Hoo. 1 error in my latest website! Ha.
     
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Woo!

    Only 425 Errors!

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Daaaammmnnnnnnnnn.


    There is no way I can fix all of that, and much of their stuff is site wide....

    Damn Xanga non-compliance.

    :eek:
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    D'oh!

    At first glance I thought this thread was about the "Best WarCraft 3 Vibrator" :eek:


    Lethal
     
  11. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    :eek:

    Did you just get up or something or are you hitting the whiskey too much?

    :p
     

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