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Old 08-13-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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W3C Validation Errors
I originally made my Duke site using the Tripod site builder. A couple of weeks ago I moved it to a new host. Today I ran W3C on the home page and it reported 157 errors, almost all of them caused by the Tripod site builder. For the last five hours I have been working on the errors and there are only 3 left. My problem is every time I make a change I either mess the page up or create more errors.

I am pretty much a n00b when it comes to HTML. I have been reading some online tutorials, learning what the different tags are etc. but have not found a solution to the last 3 errors I have.

If anyone would be willing to take a look at them I would really appreciate it. Here is a link to the home page: Duke Nukem 3D TC Site.

Thanks, Eddy
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Give it a rest. All that really matters is that the site is functional in major browsers. Besides you're using a table based layout without a separate style spreadsheet. Learning to fix errors in such outdated designs will be of no use since everything should be css based these days.

I admire the effort of pruning the tripod caused bugs but have to wonder if all that time wouldn't be better spent on learning how to and rewriting the website with modern standards in mind.

FIXES:

change
Code:
background="/imagelib/sitebuilder/layout/spacer.gif"
to
Code:
style="background-image: url('/imagelib/sitebuilder/layout/spacer.gif');"
and
Code:
bordercolor="#000000"
to
Code:
style="border-color:#000000;"
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Old 08-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #3
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Re: W3C Validation Errors
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Give it a rest. All that really matters is that the site is functional in major browsers. Besides you're using a table based layout without a separate style spreadsheet. Learning to fix errors in such outdated designs will be of no use since everything should be css based these days.

I admire the effort of pruning the tripod caused bugs but have to wonder if all that time wouldn't be better spent on learning how to and rewriting the website with modern standards in mind.

FIXES:

change
Code:
background="/imagelib/sitebuilder/layout/spacer.gif"
to
Code:
style="background-image: url('/imagelib/sitebuilder/layout/spacer.gif');"
and
Code:
bordercolor="#000000"
to
Code:
style="border-color:#000000;"
Thank you for your help and advice. I agree it is not worth the effort to fix the errors on the rest of the pages when they do not effect how the pages look or work. (the rest of the pages have 35-40 errors X 175 pages = 6000-7000 errors)

A better use of my time will be to read some css tutorials and find a nice free css template to practice on and learn from, then redoing the web site.

Eddy

Edit: The two fixes you provided worked and there are no errors or warnings on that page. After the amount of time I put into it yesterday I had to follow it up. Thanks again.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:57 AM   #4
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Give it a rest. All that really matters is that the site is functional in major browsers.
Yeah! Screw everyone else!
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:38 AM   #5
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #6
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Re: W3C Validation Errors
The site seems to match html 4.01 standards when I ran the W3C check...but yossa is right, you should switch from table to div and css.
I made the transition but mostly only because of Wordpress and the styling norms of themes.
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