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Pages invalidated by server added markup [was Re: validator]

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 07:09:31 +0100
To: Sebastian Dumitrescu <portoseb37@hotmail.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1092895770.8875.5.camel@localhost>

On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 06:56, Sebastian Dumitrescu wrote:
> Hello,

Please try to provide more useful subjects. This mailing list is about
the validator - so a subject 'validator' doesn't distinguish a message
from any others!
 
> I have made a webpage and put it on the web using the GeoCities free
> server. I checked it and the code I wrote is correct, but the "pop-up"
> code (added by the server) is not correct, so the page does not
> validate. I also have the webpage in my computer and when I check that
> file it validates. Is it correct that I use the "valid" icon?

The text by the icon that I see when I validate a valid page says:

        To show your readers that you have taken the care to create an
        interoperable Web page, you may display this icon on any page
        that validates.
        
The page that Geocities is delivering to your visitors doesn't validate
- so my reading of the text would be "No, you can't".

Do you really want to though? Anybody who clicked it would be told that
the page is invalid - and that wouldn't look good for you.

I suggest finding yourself a webhost which doesn't invalidate your
markup.

-- 
David Dorward       <http://blog.dorward.me.uk/>   <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Thursday, 19 August 2004 06:12:43 UTC

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