W3C Upgrades Its HTML Markup Validator

the CSS codes of the websites they work on, in order to ensure all browsers compatibility, accessibility and a certain tidiness that allows search bots to scan and index websites properly.

On the 8th of August W3C re-launched its HTML validator in its newest clothes. Bugs were fixed, features were added, and everything was made to help web professionals in their difficult task of creating standards compliant websites. Up to a point.

The W3C change log offers a complete list of fixes and additions.

The new HTML markup validator has now a better user interface (or a nicer design if you wish) but it’s also got a new, quite annoying feature that will prevent you from checking too many sites at once. I wonder if this has something to do with W3C trying to save on bandwidth.

Despite this minor drawback, the new improved validator is way better than the HTML tidy plugin for Firefox used by many professionals today. That plugin needs upgrades too, as it now shows as valid pages that have real HTML problems. Correctign HTML and XHTML codes according to the newest release of the W3C markup validator brings you one step closer to the web accessibility standards any serious online entrepreneur aims to.

Use the tool to validate your website. If you are not HTML savvy you will still see that your website has some code problems and you will know to ask your web coders to fix them. Never listen to a coder who tells you: valid codes don’t matter. This is just the lame excuse of a lazy or unprofessional worker. They do matter. Or why do you think so many people put so much effort into creating compliant websites?

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