[thelist] Validation errors == optimization?

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Thu Jun 2 16:50:16 CDT 2011

When I queried about these validation errors:


The response was

...written in a way to be optimized for Google and Bing and not to conform
with W3C standards. This will produce validation errors though these errors
have no impacts on browser rendering, performance or functionality.

Is there any truth in the statement about being optimized for Google and
Bing means there needs to be validation errors?

It's easy to be too concerned with validation, and it's may be quite true
that has no effect on rendering or performance.  What kind of importance do
you put on validation?

Frankly, it doesn't seem like it would be that hard to make it validate
(considering most are un-secaped entities).  Plus, if you specify "XHTML 1.0
Transitional"  then are you not saying it conforms to that?

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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