HTML Errors

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when I go to a markup validation site called WC3, it tells me I have 120 html problems. How do I fix the errors? My site is www.eechurchofchrist.org
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Melissa Salmon

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Posted 7 years ago

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Philip Taylor

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Your website looks beautiful, I wouldn't worry about the error reports. The W3C is the ultimate authority on all things HTML and CSS, so it has to be nit-picky. It's probable that your HTML version is stated incorrectly. Each version has changes in what is acceptable and what is not, but (almost) always older versions are compatible, even if they can't use some of the new functions. If you claim your coding to be "STRICT HTML4.01" and your code is actually 3,for instance, it will check too rigorously and report errors.
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Philip Taylor

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Incidentally, the bottom section of your page appears to be wider than the top, and your Cayman Island header is partly hidden. Maybe it's deliberate - it looks quite nice like this anyway.
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Hello Melissa,

These HTML validation errors have little or no practical impact to how browsers render your site or how search engines index your content.

Here is what one of our engineers had to say about this:

"Due to the nature of Yola it's quite difficult and time intensive to ensure complete HTML/CSS compliance. Traditionally we've focused more on features and work-flow than generated code quality because we felt most users weren't aware of HTML validation and would prefer more features and better work-flow to higher quality generated code and less features / worse work-flow.

That said, as former standards compliant web developers ourselves, we understand the goals of standards compliance. We get big smiles on our faces when everything validates correctly and will be placing an emphasis on fixing as many of these issues as we can in the future."

I hope the above response is somewhat helpful to you until we are in a position to ensure W3C compliant source code for our sites.