Please note that you have chosen one or more options that alter the content of the document before validation, or have not provided enough information to accurately validate the document. Even if no errors are reported below, the document will not be valid until you manually make the changes we have performed automatically. Specifically, if you used some of the options that override a property of the document (e.g. the DOCTYPE or Character Encoding), you must make the same change to the source document or the server setup before it can be valid. You will also need to insert an appropriate DOCTYPE Declaration or Character Encoding (the "charset" parameter for the Content-Type HTTP header) if any of those are missing.
the validator trips up on urls with the '&' character in it.
the validator checks the markup syntax, not whether its usage is proper.
Transitional or not, tables are still meant for tabular data, not layout. It's never been proper to use them for layout.
reluctant to relinquish their old-school HTML techniques for the updated standards.
"You're the only one who's complaining. You should install the latest version of [insert designer's favorite browser]. Looks fine on my machine."
Well then, joeclark, I respectfully suggest you spend a day surfing with a browser designed for the disabled. With your eyes closed. Hmmph. Thought so.
Consider the day when all that's left of our sites are spidered archives, long after the database that generated them has been retired. Without strong semantic markup clearly delineated from presentation, those records will be lost to future generations due to the sheer volume of information lost amongst reams of obsolete display code.
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