[LINK] Australian Open Web Page Scores Mixed
Lea de Groot
lealink at viking.org.au
Wed Jan 27 12:26:07 AEDT 2010
On 27/01/10 9:17 AM, Scott Howard wrote:
> How many of those are errors on the page, and how many are errors with
> the validator?
Probably not - there are very few errors remaining in the W3C validator.
> The URL you've given is reporting a number of "errors" such as :
> # Line 47, column 464: Attribute "TYPE" is not a valid attribute. Did
> you mean "type"?
> …"0"><tr><td width="15"><spacer type="block" width="1" height="1"/></td><td wi
I don't believe spacer is a legitimate tag, so the validator will not
pass any attributes on it.
I agree it would be nice if the validator just reported the tag was off
and ignored the following bits, but thats just one of the validator's
lovable little quirks :(
Hmmm.. interesting - the validator report (which are massively improved
since last time I validated someone else's document! Wonderful!) talks
about the spacer tag being proprietary. I don't know what system its
> # Line 34, column 118: Attribute "TARGET" is not a valid attribute.
> Did you mean "target"?
> …e;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank"><img src="http://ad.doubleclick
> which don't make much sense from what I can see...
I guess the validator is upcasing the attributes
I expect the issue here is the HTML version chosen doesn't include the
target attribute for an anchor tag.
> # Line 27, column 536: cannot generate system identifier for general entity "o"
> …aus/flash/AO_158x84.swf?l=Melbourne&o=+1000&d=60" width="158" height="84" ali
The ampersand needs to be escaped, so it should be
... Melbourne&o ...
The validator picks up 'o' as part of the entity beginning with the '&'
and is mighty confused.
Thats a common error.
Hmm... I just validated the homepage myself, and there are some really
odd errors in there that indicate either a CMS gone mad (which would
make sense with the 'spacer' issue, above), or a lot of carelessness.
Fairly disappointing either way, really.
Lea de Groot
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