C H A P T E R  18

Validation

Why You Should Validate

Validation is a frequently requested enhancement. Clients ask me to add a W3C validation logo to their pages to indicate that they have employed a competent web designer. Validation enables web designers to take pride in their accurate coding. There are also practical reasons for validating, as follows:

  • Validating is another way to troubleshoot obscure problems. The designer can save time and avoid frustration by validating before testing a page in the various browsers.
  • It ensures that your pages are correctly coded so that browsers do not produce odd results.
  • It ensures that search engines will not be blocked by your minor coding errors.
  • Disabled users will be able to access your pages. ...

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