View Full Version : DW CS3 and W3C Markup Validation

Dark Fox
12-17-2008, 11:44 PM
During the redesign of 'simplyhelping.com (http://www.simplyhelping.com)', and performing DW validation of its pages, I get only one (yes only ONE) error, which is the code:
<title>:: welcome to Simply Helping :: </title>
in the index.htm page telling me that the first > is an error.

I've since removed that code from the page.

However, when I go to W3C Markup Validation Service (http://validator.w3.org/#validate_by_uri), I get some 18 errors, which includes the above error.

Has anyone got any idea why there is such a major difference in the errors found, or is it W3C or DW problems?

I try to have all my sites comply, but this is crazy! :roll:

Happy Holidays to ALL.

12-18-2008, 02:19 AM
It's inside your javascript tag.
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
<title>:: welcome to Simply Helping ::</title>

Dark Fox
12-18-2008, 04:55 AM

Thanks for that. I'll know better next time.

How about the differences in validation between DW and W3C?

Any clues?

12-18-2008, 06:45 AM
Basically, they use different criteria when checking pages, which is why they differ.

Dark Fox
12-19-2008, 11:37 AM

Thanks for your input. I've been checking the HTML Tidy stuff and found that the C-code is about 7 years old which may help explain the differences.

I would like to think that DW is using more modern techniques, although Tidy can add to one's knowledgebase.