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RE: Validator not much cop

From: Tatham Oddie <tatham@oddie.com.au>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:01:31 +1100
To: "'Phil Ainley'" <phil@flockofpigs.co.uk>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000601ca5c18$cdf9ef80$69edce80$@com.au>
Hi Phil,

All of the errors reported by the validator seem accurate to me.

You may now be getting more errors because some of the initial errors
prevented the validator from being able to find everything on the first go.

Some quick notes:

A) the first error is that you have a <style> tag instead of <style
type="text/css"> - this is an easy fix as you're just missing the required
'type' attribute

B) attributes like width, height and background can't be used on tables
(they should be applied via CSS instead)

C) you have a lot of text wrapped in br tags (for example: <br>Floor 2, 1
Livsey Street</br>) but this isn't valid as the br element isn't allowed to
contain content. Most of these instances seem to be addresses, which could
be marked up like the following instead:

        Floor 2, 1 Livsey Street<br/>
        Some suburb<br/>
        ABC123 UK

For more information about the address element, look at
http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/address/. You might also find the hCard
microformat interesting: http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard

Those three approaches will get you most of the way there, but you still
have some invalid tag nesting. (Something is missing the close tag, which is
likely to break your layout in strange ways.)


Tatham Oddie
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-----Original Message-----
From: www-validator-request@w3.org [mailto:www-validator-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Phil Ainley
Sent: Tuesday, 3 November 2009 3:22 AM
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Validator not much cop


Iran the validator over my website and it returned some errors.

I then worked on the site and revalidated it. It then returned more errors
than before, some of these errors are questioning this icon > at the end of
a tag.

I cannot sort this problem out, which is now a major problem because the
local Chambers are now advising companies not to use agencies that don't
display the W3C logo even if they have been designing successful websites
for more than a decade!

Can you help at all?

Please see www.flockofpigs.co.uk


Kind regards,
Phil Ainley ­ Creative Director

Flock of Pigs Ltd
Floor 2, 1 Livsey Street
Lancs. OL16 1SS

T: 01706 716272
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E: phil@flockofpigs.co.uk

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