Doing One’s Best

Tommy Olsson posts his thoughts on the ongoing discussion started by the redesign of ABC News. The question raised is whether you can claim to be standards-compliant if your documents are invalid. Opinions differ.

Posted on October 13, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards


  1. The main variable here is why it doesn’t validate. A missed & is not comparable with having some paragraphs in the <head> of the document or some block elements nested in some inline ones. Depends.

    ABC is standards compliant as far as I’m concerned.

  2. October 14, 2004 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Absolutely. Some invalid code is worse than others. Or maybe I should rephrase that as “More likely to break”.

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