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html validation: exactly what is it good for?

From: Shlomi Asaf <neoswf@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 06:52:13 +0200
Message-ID: <142e5f5b0607052152q4820ff22veb8f9331a6ffb163@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
I have a question that crossed my mind, and i wish to get help from you
guys: HTML Validation- what is it good for?
I try to find the disadvantages of a non validated site against one
validated, and let me try to explain what i mean.

If i build a website, according to his declaration - let say Strict XHTML,
and its answering all the roles of Strict Xhtml, but its not valid cause,
for example, i haven't used "" to surround values, or i haven't closed
single tags using Slash (< />), but other wise i did everything by the

 What can be the damage?
If i open the site and see that it works on my target browsers, why i need
the validation for? what do i benefit from it?
It says it helps me improve my SEO, but i see all the first results at
Google, for lets say "Forex" keyword, and none of them are valid.

I assume the main price is time rendering cost, but what can be else?

Thanks a lot.
Received on Thursday, 6 July 2006 04:52:29 UTC

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