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Re: An experimental study on validation problems with existing HTML webpages

From: Pid <webmaster@neutralgrey.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 14:00:22 +0000
Message-ID: <44118676.4040803@neutralgrey.net>
To: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

I suspect that if Google indicated that valid pages ranked higher in
their search results, the active portion of the web would rapidly make
corrections.

But then, maybe this is a hint...



Karl Dubost wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Very interesting paper giving more background on the study recently
> published by Google.
>
>
> PDF file available:
> http://repository.ust.hk/dspace/bitstream/1783.1/2298/1/100.pdf
> [[[
> Title:     An experimental study on validation problems with existing
> HTML webpages
> Authors: Chen, Shan / Hong, Dan / Shen, Vincent Y.S.
> Issue Date:     Jun-2005
> Citation:     Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on
> Internet Computing, June 27-30, Las Vegas, USA. (pre-published version)
>
> Abstract:    
>     In this paper we report the results of an experimental study on
> the validation problem of existing HTML pages in the World Wide Web.
> We have found that only about 5% of webpages are %u201Cvalid%u201D
> according to the HTML standard. An %u201Cinvalid%u201D webpage may be
> rendered differently by different browsers; it may not be
> machine-processable; it might not be translated into other Web
> document formats correctly using some of the translation engines
> available on the Web; etc. Through sampling and analyzing the results,
> we have identified the most common problems in existing webpages that
> made them invalid. We hope our discovery can encourage standard
> bodies, browser developers, authoring tool developers, and webpage
> designers to work together so that the number of valid webpages
> continues to grow and the Web can indeed reach its full potential.
>
> URI:     http://hdl.handle.net/1783.1/2298
> ]]]
>
> -- HKUST Institutional Repository: Item 1783.1/2298
> http://repository.ust.hk/dspace/handle/1783.1/2298
> Fri, 10 Mar 2006 00:37:27 GMT
>
>
>
> --Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
>   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
>      *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***
>
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