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Yahoo! ads (was: [VE][127] Add Subject Here)

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 23:43:39 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <45E7571B.75BE@xyzzy.claranet.de>

George K wrote:

> This is a huge no-no for yahoo and can get a person banned from their
> network.

If you use the validator "by URL" it has to (try to) validate what all
users get.  If you're only interested in errors of a part of your page
you can either ignore errors in ad-ditions by/for Yahoo!, or you can
use the upload feature of the validator, i.e. upload the source file
without the problematic ad-ditions.

> 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.

Of course they can be edited, and if Yahoo! or Google use "invalid" ads
the validator should say so.  Maybe it's something simple, they blindly
assume that you use HTML 4.01, but you use XHTML 1.0, or similar.  You
could find another Web hoster if that bothers you.  Or report the issue
to them.

Received on Thursday, 1 March 2007 23:42:50 UTC

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