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Re: web site programming (not really, and OT)

From: Rui del-Negro <w3validator@dvd-hq.info>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 20:23:28 +0100
To: movingpictures4u@yahoo.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.uao35exmjf0k3w@bigbang>

> Google has goofed valadation programming, I was trying to verify to them  
> that I am the owner of my web sites, since acording to them I can not
> prove it unless their spider and crawl my web site and find their line
> of code they had me put in, since their inept spider kept finding nothing
> rather then figure out the problem they said it must be because my web
> site dosent pass wc3 valadation,

If you can't create a valid meta tag, you can confirm ownership simply by  
uploading a file with a specific name to your site:


> I have found from reading many consumer reports, that is just how
> google operates, and if they do not have a valid answer then are
> trained to act as ignorant as possible. My guess is that thinking
> comes directly from the owner of their company.

For such an ignorant guy he doesn't seem to be doing too badly.

> upon contacting google it would seem they have a open
> system of business, so that their is not way to get in
> contact with the boss over the web master help pages,

What "boss"? And what makes you think the "boss" would give you a  
different answer? The site ownership validation process is quite  
straightforward and takes less than a minute. When it fails, it'll give  
you a detailed description of the problem (ex.: "We've detected that your  
verification file returns a status of 404 (Not found) in the header.").

In any case, this kind of issue is completely unrelated to the validator,  
and would make more sense in a webmaster forum.

Received on Monday, 5 May 2008 19:24:18 UTC

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