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Old Mar-01-2009, 10:42 AM
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Kilroy is offline Kilroy OP
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Huh What to do with CSS and HTML validation errors?
Hi all - I've been working on creating what I am sure is a very simple custom site and I've been reading through lots of guidance and I'm using some of the sample code. I downloaded the Firefox web developer add-in and have been tinkering with it as well.

When I ask it to validate the CSS I get back 176 errors/warnings: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/v...smugmug.com%2F


The HTML validation returns 16 errors and a number of warnings as well:
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbos...smugmug.com%2F

It all renders just fine in firefox and in the IE 8 beta (though IE does show an exclamation point in the lower left corner of the browser with some issues).

So I am wondering what if anything should or could be done with the validation issues. I've looked at some of the sample sites and they report validation issues as well though I'm not experienced enough to determine if mine are more serious or not. Any thoughts would be appreciated. My site is http://pricelessimagery.smugmug.com.

Thank you!
Old Mar-01-2009, 03:56 PM
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I sure hope someone has some ideas for you. I have the same thing happening as well and not really sure what, if anything, needs to be done about it.
Old Jun-11-2009, 01:49 PM
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photostuff is offline photostuff
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Originally Posted by Kilroy
Hi all - I've been working on creating what I am sure is a very simple custom site and I've been reading through lots of guidance and I'm using some of the sample code. I downloaded the Firefox web developer add-in and have been tinkering with it as well.
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So I am wondering what if anything should or could be done with the validation issues. I've looked at some of the sample sites and they report validation issues as well though I'm not experienced enough to determine if mine are more serious or not. Any thoughts would be appreciated. My site is http://pricelessimagery.smugmug.com.
Thank you!
Most web sites are not standards compliant and will not validate. I have a personal web site which I built mainly from CSS and xhtml that I have taken pride in making standards compliant, but for the purposes of a web site's functionality it is not strictly necessary for it to be so. It would be nice if they were, but it would take much much more work to make a site like this compliant, and in fact it may not be possible and still retain all its funtionality. You may be surprised that many websites generate far more errors than smugmug's and still work and appear just fine. -Terry

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