Best thing to do when links don't validate? (7 posts)

  1. ccheaton
    Posted 11 years ago #

    On my site, it rarely validates because of the links that are in my meta fields. You can see what I'm doing here:
    What's the best way of dealing with this? How can I get my meta data XHTML compliant without hand-picking through each link that I post?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I usually paste the link into the widget encoder, then paste the result back. Seems to work alright.

  3. TechGnome
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What does the validator say is wrong with them?

  4. Root
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well imported blog rolls are normally involved. Of about 25 errors only 6 or so are urls. Speaking as someone who once hand edited 250 plus url errors I can tell you it is very easy to edit half a dozen.

  5. ccheaton
    Posted 11 years ago #

    What do you mean by 'imported blog rolls are normally involved'?

  6. Root
    Posted 11 years ago #

    That seems to be where the funkiness gets started.

  7. ccheaton
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Well, I took a content-less page (because I know that I have non-XHTML compliant content) and fixed most of the errors, though there are some errors generated by the news feed, unless I turn the descriptive text off. I contacted David Chait to see if he knows how to handle this.

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