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Re: Amazon Associates provided code doesn't validate

From: zoran knezevic <zoransa@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 08:03:59 +0200
Message-ID: <ecea34890707082303j28b51207y775fdee0ecf04ab9@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi Oliver is right you need big brush up of your code. I had similar
problems last month with CJ tracking pixels you should not have any
problems with making code HTML valid.



On 7/9/07, olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Barry,
> On Jul 9, 2007, at 09:40 , Barry Harmon wrote:
> > I emailed Amazon and they said that "validation is tough" and that
> > I had placed the code properly.
> IMHO, "validation is tough" is a rather poor excuse. More below.
> > My question is:  Since Amazon isn't going to change their code, and
> > since *my* code passed validation, what is the status of my use of
> > the W3C validation icon?  I guess it comes down to a question of
> > should I be penalized because of Amazon?
> I fail to see the point of adding the icon if you know that what is
> claims is untrue. You are quite likely to get people messaging you
> that your icon usage is a lie.
> Maybe you should keep asking the developers of that web service
> exactly why they can't fix their code? I had a look at your web
> page's markup, and all I see are simple mistakes, trivial to fix:
> * presentational attributes (width, height, border) on the iframe
> element.
>    width and height would be OK if your page was using XHTML 1.0
> Transitional.
>    border (as well as width and height) would be best removed, and
> replaced with CSS
> * the iframe src has an URI, where the ampersands have to be escaped.
> Replacing the & with &amp; will do the job.
> If you can fix these yourself, you're done - your page should
> validate. If you can't and have to rely on some external service to
> provide you with that broken markup, tell them that, no, validation
> is not tough, and that the markup can be changed very easily.
> Regards,
> --
> olivier
Received on Monday, 9 July 2007 06:04:05 UTC

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