W3C for amateurs?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Moon Goddess, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Moon Goddess

    Moon Goddess Guest

    I'm a rank amateur and can only do very simple web pages so far.

    I've been checking one of my pages with http://validator.w3.org/
    and it's horrible, like 157 errors, not even what they call a valid page,
    etc.

    Yet it shows up fine in Seamonkey.

    But for us amateurs, is there some kind of checker software that can not
    only check our web pages, but CORRECT them to compliance with W3C?
     
    Moon Goddess, Aug 18, 2007
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  2. Brain 1.0.
     
    Blinky the Shark, Aug 18, 2007
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  3. Moon Goddess

    why? Guest

    Seems to be the same in usenet -
    you didn't include a URL for the site
    or the validation report,
    no idea of what any of the 157 messages are.
    Worse than usual, most likely very amusing if it's all errors and not
    some warnings.

    Guessing mostly,

    alt for images,

    x isn't allowed here,

    dreamweaver or frontpage custom bits.
    It's the same in MSIE, Opera, Lynx, Safari and so on?

    So how much work is SM or any other browser doing to allow / correct for
    the validation errors.
    Not really, Lint/HTML Tidy, but you have know HTML to bable to fix
    validation issues or not and what some automatic code tidy app may do.

    http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/

    You can tidy up the code but not fill in what's missing in any case.

    If you use (almost) any app to draw pages on screen, the HTML produced
    is likely never to validate.
    Are you maybe wanting / expecting the wrong thing from the validator? As
    a rank amateur it sounds as though you are.

    From alt.html,
    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html/validation.html
    HTML validation” is a good tool, but just a tool

    Getting Started
    http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Guide/

    There are lists of other links posted every so often, search
    http://groups.google.com/group/24hoursupport.helpdesk/topics

    Me
     
    why?, Aug 18, 2007
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  4. This is not an online validator, but try
    http://www.htmlvalidator.com/lite/
     
    The poster formerly known as 'The poster formerly , Aug 21, 2007
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  5. Moon Goddess

    Moon Goddess Guest

    The poster formerly known as 'The poster formerly known as Nina DiBoy'
    Thanks.

    Does Google downgrade your ranking if the site is crummy html-wise?
     
    Moon Goddess, Aug 21, 2007
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  6. Moon Goddess

    why? Guest

    So what is the URL? It would help a lot by seeing the validation report
    and see if there is anything that needs fixed compared to making things
    neat tidy and validated.
    No, There is info on Google on how it ranks pages and sites with rank
    checking tools,
    http://www.google.com/search?q=google+page+rank

    Google PageRank
    http://www.google.com/technology/

    Crummy HTML only makes the browser do more work by tring to account for
    errors. You are more likely to put people off from the site all on your
    own :) by making simple common mistakes.

    Me
     
    why?, Aug 22, 2007
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