A section in this week’s Lockergnome Webmaster Weekly talked about HTML validity, and it included the following quote:
“Admittedly, I get nervous when I talk about this validator. I don’t think I’ve ever submitted a “perfect” site. Virtually all of my websites that I’ve tested this way have failed in some way, shape or form. Am I the only one?”
Well, after emailing Mike to point out that I had a validating site, and that the ODP homepage validates, I thought I might see if I could get this page to validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict instead of Transitional. So I did 🙂
Most of the problems involved use of <blockquote> in one of the posts below, and with the use of the target attribute in the BlogRolling links. There was also the use of the border="0", which has been replaced with style="border:0px" .
So yes, it is possible to have an attractive page that validates :).