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Embarassing that major sites don't validate



9:49 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Go to [htmlhelp.com ] and validate the home page of the 10 top web properties, listed below. The results are embarassing. Not a single one of these site validated without a glitch. Most do not have a DTD specified. What is so hard about validating that these sites can't do it? Is there some technical reason not to validate? Someone explain it to me.

http://www.aol.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.yahoo.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.msn.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.microsoft.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.lycos.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.ebay.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.disney.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.excite.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.google.com [htmlhelp.com]
http://www.amazon.com [htmlhelp.com]

6:27 pm on Oct 30, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It's ironic that webmasterworld.com itself doesn't validate. Try it:


That said, it looks great and works well on IE, Netscape and Opera.

3:44 pm on Oct 31, 2001 (gmt 0)

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check it now...
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