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Re: Search Engines Validating Pages?

From: Nikola Mitic <nikola.mitic@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 14:01:18 +0200
Message-ID: <6b1dc5090707100501j28c6cd85we72d55c80e5a2f89@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org
It is also interested that even Google home page is not valid :(

Regards,
Nikola Mitic
http://www.car-4-me.com

On 7/9/07, Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> wrote:
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>
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, lists@calleridspoofing.info wrote:
>
> > Are there any search engines that are actually validating page content
> > with the W3C standards? We've heard that Google doesn't take this in to
> > account, but we're wondering if other ones do and figured that one of
> the
> > gurus here would be able to answer our question.
>
> This isn't really about the W3C Markup Validator, which what the
> www-validator list is about. There are many newsgroups, lists, and other
> forums that discuss search engines. But briefly: since most web pages are
> not valid and since validation (by search engines) isn't useful for the
> purposes of search engines, I don't think they do validation. But
> validation (by authors) is useful getting your pages properly handled by
> search engines, since search engines process HTML markup and they may get
> confused with markup errors in some cases.
>
> --
> Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
>
>
>
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