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Re: What does this mean?

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 10:16:00 +1300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20080302101600.4a0d4e0c.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>

On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 19:36:37 -0800
Emily Cragg wrote:

> Who cares and what effect do these "errors" have?

You do otherwise you would not have tried to validate the document.

> http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.abidemiracles.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0
> Admittedly, I use my own format.

If your document is "Standards Compliant" it:
 o Conforms to a given set of rules.
 o Is therefore generally easier to follow and debug.
 o May cause less problems with search engines and browsers.

> Okay, pick yourself up off the floor and stop laughing.

Some regular list members intentionally do not follow standard DTD's but
these members know more about what they are doing rather than less.

>From here you could:
 a. Choose to ignore the validator.
 b. Choose to try to fix the errors.

If you pick (b.) just start with Error Number 1 and work down. You will
find that once you start, one fix can make several errors go away,
alternatively one fix can apply to several errors. This will mop them up
pretty quickly.

Try starting with a search on "dtd". You will probably find "HTML 4.01
transitional" the easiest to work with innitially.

For other errors you can search "html input tutorial" or similar.


All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall
be well

 - Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
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