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Re: Why Validate? page Buries the lead

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:47:51 +0200
To: Dan Dreifort <uncoolcentral@gmail.com>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <56F16927.4040605@cs.tut.fi>
22.3.2016, 2:39, Dan Dreifort wrote:

> Re: https://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html
> Recommend adding this as the #1 reason to validate:
> Google sends a bot out to parse your site. If it's chock-full of
> violations and errors, Googlebot is more likely to choke on it and/or
> misinterpret your message.

Is there some evidence on this? I’m not saying it’s impossible (even 
though search engines are known to focus on textual content and can be 
expected to ignore most of markup), just that I’d like to see some 
studies and facts.

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