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Re: W3 HTML Validator and beyond : Suggestion

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@mac.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Sep 2009 05:06:56 -0700
Message-id: <4AA4F760.4050600@mac.com>
To: hayk@webdivisor.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
hayk@webdivisor.com wrote:
> Hello,
> I have seen many valid websites become invalid, all because of a 
> JavaScript add-on or a tangled up server side language which generates 
> the HTML for you and so forth.

JavaScript should be external, but is legal inline. However if 
implemented in an illegal manner, it should throw a validation error.

Server side languages output what they are programmed to output.
If the output is not valid, then the output is not valid.

> This will allow us to sift through the bloat of errors generated by 
> third party scripts and concentrate on our own code which we can control.

You should control every aspect of your web page.
Received on Monday, 7 September 2009 12:07:37 UTC

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