Zeldman announces a new validator: Markup Validation Service v0.6.5 [Beta #1]. AKA the "Zeldman Made Us Do It!" edition of the online markup validation service.
It also shows more human friendly messages: overheid.nl (site with around the 100 "markup problems"). Next to the warning message stands a discription how you can send a better warning message to the W3C, which eventually will improve the validator.
Some people are against this new validator, since it is incorrecet with the specification, but I think it's good, 'cause people don't want to know about the specification, they want to know what markup errors could give problems in browsers and not what browsers should support :).
My site (off course..) still validates. Yours?
Though I don't understand why it still has my page validated as
I have that same problem. For a solution you have to look two topics back ;). Apperently the W3C validator hasn't got
application/xhtml+xml in their accept header. It must be send to it that way, otherwise it's just
Yup, mine still validates.
But I think they should make it clearer what the fussy parser means. To say a site doesn't validate when the parser is fussier than the specification is causing confusion. Of course I agree to being fussy, because it usually means better code.
And has the accept header bug been submitted?
Well, I am fussy, too :))
Validates fine as
Minz, are you using the PHP-version or the .htaccess-version of MIME-type
I myself have used the PHP-version...
same with me! My hosting company doesn't allow too much playing around with server settings and .htaccess files, unfortunately.
They I don't understand why my site doesn't show
application/xml+xhtml on validation.
Arthur, I am doing sort of Browser sniffing for the W3C Validator. It is mentioned several times here:
Upcoming redesign and
there is always an xml error in action.php when submitting an URL.