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Re: Google dosn't care about web sites markup

From: Joshua Street <josh.street@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 22:25:55 +1000
Message-ID: <582b5b480608010525p15cebc46w24793942e108c06d@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

On 8/1/06, John S. Britsios <info@webnauts.net> wrote:
> Matt Cutts recently confirmed that there is nothing in their algorithms
> that favors validated code:

True. Subject of this email: False.

He makes a distinction in the 4th minute of that video between
accessibility (achieved in part by using markup well) and validation
-- this, whilst important, will occasionally fail for all manner of
reasons both trivial and not-so-trivial. His assessment (so far as I
can see) is that content matters first, accessibility is important,
and markup _validation_ is generally trivial from their spider's


Joshua Street

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