[thelist] Google Webmaster Tools Verification

Sarah Adams mr.sanders at geekjock.ca
Mon Dec 4 10:29:52 CST 2006

> Google tells me to verify my website by putting the following META Tag
> into my index page.
> <META name="verify-v1" content="removed=" />
> However the web page now doesn't validate, stating:
> This page is not Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!
> Error
>         Line 6 column 11:
>         there is no attribute "name".
> Solution? Can I remove the attribute name and replace with "id", which
> would work, but will it screw google up when it looks to validate
> against the meta tag via the name attribute?

I'm using the Google verify meta tag with no validation problems, using
XHTML 1.0 Strict. I did, however, change the tag to lowercase - maybe
that will help in your case?

sarah adams
web developer & programmer
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