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Re: [VE][127] Add Subject Here

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 21:43:21 +0000
Message-ID: <45E748F9.7040306@dorward.me.uk>
To: George K <ff12sector@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org

George K wrote:
> A little something, the validator is great, but I wanted to say that it 
> tells me to edit my yahoo ads code to include some specific code.
> This is a huge no-no for yahoo and can get a person banned from their 
> network. I suggest you guys make it so whenever a person validates their 
> page, that the validator ignores all ads, such as yahoo ads, or google 
> ads, because they have their own codes that they supply which cannot be 
> edited by any means.

The purpose of the validator is to compare a markup document against a DTD.

It would be wrong for it to claim that the markup at a given URL was 
valid when that isn't true - even if the code containing the errors is 
provided by someone other than the primary document author.

I don't think it would be possible to distinguish between code provided 
by a third party and the primary document author anyway.

David Dorward                               <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 21:43:33 UTC

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