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Re: how to validate a page which uses SSI

From: Paul Novitski <paul@juniperwebcraft.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:37:37 -0700
To: www-validator@w3.org
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At 3/31/2010 02:06 AM, David Dorward wrote:
> > I am planning to change it to XHTML 1.0/1.1.
>Probably not a good idea. The benefits are non-existent for most 
>authors. Unless you plan to process your documents with XML tools 
>(and then have the joy of trying to get Appendix C compatible 
>output), I'd stick to 4.01.

For me, who routinely generates markup programmatically, one of the 
most significant advantages of using XHTML is the rigorousness of the 
automated validators which point out missing close-tags, etc.

In my work, malformed markup indicates bugs in the markup-generating 
logic. I rely on the W3C validator as my proofreading buddy. I cannot 
get that same rigor from the validation of HTML in which, for 
example, element closures are often optional.



Paul Novitski
Juniper Webcraft Ltd.
Received on Thursday, 1 April 2010 13:10:01 UTC

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