Saturday, January 5, 2008

Depressing Validation Results

On a whim, I decided to attempt validating every website I mentioned
yesterday.  Overall, XHTML won out the results.  But they are depressing none the less.


  • XHTML
    • Blogger (This Blog)
      • XHTML
        1.0 Transitional
      • FAILED
      • 70 Errors

    • Opera
      • XHTML 1.0 Strict
      • PASS!

    • FireFox (Mozilla)
      • XHTML 1.0 Strict
      • PASS!

    • Facebook (Home Page for signed in user)
      • XHTML 1.0
        Strict
      • FAILED
      • 659
        Errors (wow.)
    • MySpace (Home Page)
      • NO
        DOCTYPE FOUND (FAILED)
    • Twitter (Home page for signed in
      user)
      • XHTML 1.0 Strict
      • FAILED

      • 82 Errors
    • W3C (Home Page)
      • XHTML
        1.0 Strict
      • PASS!
  • HTML

    • Microsoft (Home page)
      • HTML 4.0 Transitional

      • FAILED
      • 31 Errors
    • Yahoo!

      • HTML 4.01 Strict
      • FAILED

      • 294 Errors
    • Apple

      • HTML 4.01 Transitional
      • FAILED
      • 4
        Errors
    • Google (non-iGoogle homepage)
      • NO
        DOCTYPE FOUND (FAILED)
    • WHATWG (Homepage)

      • HTML 4.01 Strict
      • FAILED
      • 5
        Errors

PASS/FAIL
Results:

  • XHTML
    • 3/7 Passed

  • HTML
    • 0/5 Passed

The
Results are bad enough as they are for the XHTML websites, but not a single HTML website validates, not even
the WHATWG.  Irony much?