View Full Version : Not many sites are HTML valid ?

11-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Most websites that I visit, including this one, when I try and validate check them using my firefox web developer toolbar, I get most of the time invalid results, even sites like google, ebay, yahoo.etc

What is going on here?

11-05-2007, 05:17 PM
I seem to recall reading somewhere on here (though I don't remember where) that said toolbars in browsers often give incorrect results.

Personally, I've never used them so I don't know for sure.

11-05-2007, 05:41 PM
The Fx web developer toolbar only redirects to the W3C validators (i.e. it sends the current pageís URL and automatically puts it in the validator) so thereís nothing that is negatively influencing the results.

The reason is probably that people in these big companies donít care for valid code because they donít have to. And clean and valid code needs a little more attention, and I guess these companies wanna save money as well so programmers are under time pressure there, and quick and cheap results in crappy code most of the time.

However, Iíve seen that the vBulletin forums on their own website (http://vbulletin.com/forum) used to be valid (I seem to recall it was even according to strict rules but I could be wrong), and as a matter of facts, currently thereís only one error (and nothing is coming up in Firefoxís error console). So thereís no (major) fault on their side, itís some crappy code that has been put in these forums afterwards. Most of the time the reason is because people donít care. Seems to work everywhere so why bother with improvements? :rolleyes:

11-05-2007, 05:54 PM
Well that's cleared a lot up for me, cheers Steven