View Full Version : My Html Validation Problem

12-10-2006, 09:01 AM
Hey guys. I use this html validation website. Go here (http://www.firestyledesign.net) and down the bottom is the box (click on the left one). And it has that error. What pages type would I have to use instead of xhtml 1.0 strict or do i need to learn the code. Well I dont know what Im talking about, i need help! I tried putting in this code cause I wanted a counter (before then everything was fine):

<!-- Begin Shinystat Free code -->
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript" SRC="http://codice.shinystat.com/cgi-bin/getcod.cgi?USER=firestyledesign"></script>
<A HREF="http://www.shinystat.com" target="_top">
<IMG SRC="http://www.shinystat.com/cgi-bin/shinystat.cgi?USER=firestyledesign" ALT="Blog counter" BORDER="0"></A>
<!-- Begin Shinystat Free code -->

12-10-2006, 11:12 AM
Ok, now there are 2 options
1) If you want this particular Stat counter and want page to be valid than use transitional doctype

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

2) This page can be made valid as per current doctype, if you use some other stat program which gives valid version of code aswell.

Just for your knowledge

Elements that are not allowed in Strict DOCTYPEs

* center
* font
* iframe
* strike
* u

Attributes not allowed in Strict DOCTYPEs

* align (allowed on elements related to tables: col, colgroup, tbody, td,
tfoot, th, thead, and tr)
* language
* background
* bgcolor
* border (allowed on table)
* height (allowed on img and object)
* hspace
* name (allowed in HTML 4.01 Strict, not allowed on form and img in
XHTML 1.0 Strict)
* noshade
* nowrap
* target
* text, link, vlink, and alink
* vspace
* width (allowed on img, object, table, col, and colgroup)

12-10-2006, 07:13 PM
Also XHTML has a different way of dealing with tags that has not end tags, like <img>. The code you have above for the <img> is html 4 and earlier, while your doctype declares xhtml.

Normally, if you're not a coder, you can sometimes ignore the validation warnings, but should fix validation errors.

If you want to make webpages, it's always a huge benefit knowing what the code you are making actually means.

12-11-2006, 05:06 AM
ok, but ramandeep, I dont get your second answer. And whats the differnece between strict, traditional etc.

12-11-2006, 05:24 AM
also, I changed it and uploaded it, and it says it is valid shtml strict, even though I changed it to traditional, is that normal?

12-11-2006, 06:13 AM
even though i changed it to tradition, it still gives me 9 errors.

12-11-2006, 01:36 PM
Nope if your it is transitional it will show the same and not strict , i checked your page it shows transitional anyways.

As far as i can see from a quick look all your errors are from your counter, why don't you use a this free counter

I think there is a valid code option there aswell. Check it out !

12-11-2006, 01:50 PM
Or simply don't use a counter at all, they're really cheezy if you ask me ;)

Your host should have some kind of website stats for you anyways..

12-12-2006, 09:51 AM
Ill look tos ee if the host has one, otherwise ill go with yours. I just want to see page visits etc.

12-12-2006, 02:19 PM
If you're paying for hosting, your host has no excuse not to provide this to you, imho.

12-13-2006, 05:19 AM
I emailed them but with my host, they dont even use their site, only for support. You do everything using cpanel, and it doesnt look like they have one. they are a really good host and really cheap. (suppose thats the reason why!)

12-13-2006, 12:53 PM
Seriously, if you don't have any kind of server log analysis tool (awstats or similar) in your CP, you should switch. They're not saving money by not having it.

12-14-2006, 09:22 AM
Yeh I checked and they do, so its all good.

12-14-2006, 01:32 PM
Now as your HTML is ok now , lets move to your CSS.

its ok aswell :-) just few warnings.

12-15-2006, 06:02 AM
So how do I fix some of the warnings? or just leave them?

12-15-2006, 06:02 AM
Also, is there a document type that is better to use than the one I am using, like instead of xhtml can I use html or something?

12-15-2006, 11:32 AM
Errors should be fixed and warnings can be left but they can be fixed aswell.

Regarding doctype, the doctype you are using is ok but what you need to see
is differences between them and what is suitable for you.