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  • Ok my site is and when I go to validate it I have 31 errors UGHHHH.

    My question is since im such a newb with this stuff and its basically impossible for me to fix those 31 errors. How important is it to have your site validated and what does it do/mean?

    Im a beginner in this web page making world so I dont know this stuff.

    Thanks in advance

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  • If you validate your site, there wil be more chances that it will look the best possible result in most browsers. Though having a valid website doesn’t exactly mean perfect browser compatibility, it is the next best solution to the browser compatibility issue.
    some things though: in XHTML, all tags and attributes need to be in lowercase. You will find that putting in lowercase your tags will decrease the errors in your site. Also, you only define ID once, as it states in the validation. If you need the styles defined in the CSS more than once use the attribute class, not ID

    There a minor errors which all browsers ignore and there are errors which cause a different style or not-display.
    I had a look at your site yesterday. You see othing in Netscape (except header and hidden text).

    Is it important? Depends on who you ask, if you ask me though, I’d have to say its very important.

    It’s more of a “do you care to” thing. Much as I hate to say that.

    I could go on about that but meh, if you care enough to validate your page then I don’t mind talking to you on msn to walk you through whatever problems you’re having.

    I’m feeling very giving today.

    That would be AWESOME 21st my msn is

    Added you to mine a few minutes ago, see how that goes.

    Great offer 21stproject!

    I think that validation is one of the most overlooked steps to creating a good looking web page. Not just XHTML, but also CSS.

    It’s getting to the point where I hate trying to help people fix problems when their site won’t validate. More often than not, if they fixed the validation errors, their formatting woes would go away.

    As always, just my $0.02

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