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Re: Amaya not displaying pages as do IE8 and Firefox 3

From: Peter Kerr <p.kerr@auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:23:23 +1300
Cc: Amaya Mailing List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-Id: <7E47E2A0-36DE-477D-AD0B-71959746D674@auckland.ac.nz>
To: Gary Trujillo <amaya@btlonline.org>
The Philosopher's Stone of web markup is believed by many
to be http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/#validators 
in particular http://validator.w3.org/

which shows 51 errors on http://btlonline.org/2010/101126-btl-gst.html
from "trivial" mis-matched open/close tags through to use of elements 
disallowed by the DOCTYPE declaration. This was found by use of the
"Valid XHTML" tick button at the foot of the page :-(

Modern browsers use a lot of their rendering engine strength 
trying to correct bad markup because the vendors accept
that otherwise the web would collapse. There's no point here
in trying to bash those HTML "generators" that spit out garbage,
nor those browsers that cannot render W3C compliant code

I believe Amaya does its best to follow the W3C markup rules.
Your page source looks to me to be fairly clean, and nicely laid out.
I suggest you use the error report from the Validator to correct
the code, then Amaya should have a better chance to correctly
render it. As for IE rendering it, that's a whole 'nuther problem...

Peter Kerr
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 20:24:07 UTC

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