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From: Etienne Miret <elimerl@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 01:23:49 +0200
Message-ID: <485AEA85.2080007@gmail.com>
To: "Rev. Steve Chappell" <stevechappell@overflowingministries.org>
CC: www-validator@w3.org

Hello,

First, you can send a polite complaint to your Web builder about it’s 
templates being invalid.

After this, what you can do depends on your willingness to have a 
standard-compliant Website, what kind of service you exactly bought, and 
your own technical abilities. Basically you have 3 options:
  * forget about it until one of your visitor complains about not being
    able to view your Website,
  * edit the HTML code yourself in order to correct the errors,
  * ask your Web builder to correct its mistakes.

I don’t recommend the first option, but since nowadays most Websites are 
invalids, it’s definitely a possibility. Here is a lengthy explanation 
about why you should be concerned:
<http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html>

Please note that validity will (alas) not ensure that your Website is 
browsable by anyone. You may want (or need if required by local law) to 
check it for accessibility to people with various disabilities.

Additionnaly, although your Web builder obviously didn’t care making 
valid templates, it probably took the time to check its templates with 
the browsers with the highest market shares. Hence, it is quite unlikely 
(although very possible) that a visitor will have trouble visiting your 
site. However, if it happens, it can be a very big issue: a friend of 
mine suddenly found a page of her Website becoming blank when she 
switched from Firefox 2 to Firefox 3.

Regards,

-- 
Etienne Miret
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