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Re: Microdata not validating on W3 but OK in validator.nu

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:48:51 +0100
To: Doug Snyder <dougsnyder@teleportjobs.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120115164851497290.07ed0e18@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Doug Snyder, Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:59:33 -0800:
> I am going through the process of adding rich snippets using 
> microdata on my job posting pages at teleportjobs.com and today I 
> noticed that the W3 validator is showing errors for the itemtype and 
> itemprop atttributes even though the doctype is HTML5. This just 
> started happening today (1/14/12.) The validator.nu page validates my 
> marked up pages as valid HTML5. Does anyone know what the discrepancy 
> is?
> You can use the following page as an example:
> http://www.teleportjobs.com/view_post.asp?pid=1500483

The W3C validator validates HTML5 according to the HTML5 spec under 
w3.org, whereas Valdiator.nu probably validates according to the spec 
under whatwg.org. In the w3-spec, then Microdata is spec of its own - 
an extension to HTML5, whereas in the whatwg-spec, then Microdata is 
part of the main spec.

Leif H Silli
Received on Sunday, 15 January 2012 15:49:44 UTC

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