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View Full Version : Google homepage validation errors - insight



tagnu
07-29-2009, 08:03 AM
Saw an article at Sitepoint on HTML 5 and Google, which gives us some insight on why the Giant has validation errors on their homepage.


As you would expect with Google, this was no accident or oversight on their part. Evidently, leaving off closing html and body tags allows pages to load faster without any negative rendering repercussions in browsers -- old or new.

http://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?id=3&issue=250#5

gnomeontherun
07-29-2009, 08:59 AM
I like his thought on HTML5 possibly being the end of well formed code and validity. I can't imagine that the average site would go for that (the bandwidth savings are minuscule for this particular tactic for sites that serve say less than 10,000 pages an hour) but it would be good for sites with high traffic to cut down on bandwidth, assuming the pages were tested in all browsers.

I hope that best practice remains well-formedness and valid code, but then again there has to be a tangible benefit right?

ohgod
07-29-2009, 01:48 PM
I hope that best practice remains well-formedness and valid code, but then again there has to be a tangible benefit right?
i shudder to think at tutorials written in loose, sloppy fashions.

and being an amatuer i have enough trouble getting things to work the same way cross browser without having to worry about sloppy half formed tags.



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