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...I was just wondering if anybody out there has had any experiences with making the code valid and any repercusions with Google.. or if they had contacted google about it and were given a green light..
No experience...but...if I had to decide between staying in compliance with the AdSense TOS or worrying whether my code validates....well...that would be a very easy decision for me.
To all the other replies.. it's an easy choice for me as well...I would have only made modification to the code if I could find overwhelming evidence the goog would be cool with it.. ego thing?.. you bet.. in addition to being a revenue stream the site is going to be a portfolio piece as well.. so when I have a button on the page (yes, out of the way and subtle) that pushes the url to a validator I want everything to be right..
FYI, what I decided to do is grab the page title and page url via php and pass those to a page about my websites valid code to make a few declarations about it before putting that url/title back into a link off to the validation page. The visitor can still validate the page they were asking about but not before I can say "my page validates, but third party code might not".
Actually I don't know why people is still using adsense for search considering the limitations it has..