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Markup validation Service

Markup validation Service

Global Era Infotech professional W3C validation service team crawls and creeps through all your website pages pursuing out all the big and small, visible and hidden errors and removing them in order to make your site validation pertinent. W3C Validation Service is a process of checking your website against a formal standard published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for HTML and XML-derived Web document standard types.

We, at Global Era Infotech, follow layered approach in validating your website. We have implemented the three layered architecture to understand the Content (XHTML Validation), Style (CSS Validation) and Behaviour (JavaScript Optimization) of your web pages.

Our Website Accessibility specialists make your website more accessible and easier to use to ensure it meets all web standards, set out in law and in guidelines (Section 508 Standards & Compliance, USA) of accessibility and can be used effectively and efficiently by more contented users.

How We Can Help You?

  1. W3C Standards - XHTML, CSS Validation process
  2. Layered SSB (Structure + Style + Behaviour) validation approach makes your website more semantic
  3. Cross-browser testing of pages under modern W3C compliant browsers)

The Benefits of Markup Validation Service

Search engines love to crawl semantic makrk up

Imagine search engine spider's behaviour as like someone reading through the pages of a word document. A well-structured, validated xhtml page should be laid out with logical, ordered headings and paragraphs that describes the content to the 'reader', and therefore helps it to understand the information.

Conversely, imagine that due to invalid markup a misplaced tag tells the spider that a paragraph ends half-way through the content, or perhaps you may have by used a tag that is not part of the specified language of the document, thus the spider might not understand the context. Worse still, imagine you failed to correctly close a tag - this could mean that this portion of text gets skipped until the robot finds a closing tag. Validation helps to prevent all this from occurring.

Your Website will be forward-compatible

Code standards are always defined taking anticipated developments into account, so by definition valid code will ensure your website's future is in safe hands. By taking shortcuts or 'hacks' that you know work for existing browsers (or other user-agents), you are running the risk that these same shortcuts may not work in later versions of the same device. In extreme circumstances you may need to re-write pages - or your entire website - to fix something that with a bit of forethought could have been easily avoided.

Validation and Accessibility

Another positive from valid XHTML markup is that it will automatically pass some of the checkpoints that are covered in the 'Single A' level of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). In the UK, passing all these checkpoints is a legal requirement as part of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA).

For higher-level WCAG Guideline 3 also explicitly states that websites should Use markup and style sheets and do so properly, which implies validated code. Validating for presentation

Valid CSS and XHTML tend to work pretty well together, and helps you in achieving complex layouts without having to resort to tags. There are known inconsistencies between browsers for rendering CSS-driven pages, but validating your code could help eliminate many of these problems. If you are still having presentational issues, do try to avoid code 'hacks' for the same forward-compatibility reasons outlined earlier.

What is OK to use invalid code?

On occasion, it may be difficult to achieve validity. Perhaps your website uses a CMS which generates its own invalid code through a 'what-you-see-is-what-you-get' text editor. It might be unrealistic cost-wise to address this problem. If this is the case, then you may want to investigate whether or not you can edit the HTML directly, and if so invest in basic HTML training for your website editor.

Or maybe you want to use a CSS style declaration that will not validate as it is from a newer specification (such as CSS3). As long as you understand that the declaration may not be widely supported, then there seems little point in dropping it just to achieve validity.

Validation makes your life better

In summary, all these 'pros' for validation are for your benefit. It: ? Helps you get traffic to your website through organic search results ? Helps maintain and debug your code ? Keeps your site up-to-date and consistent in presentation.

In summary, all these 'pros' for validation are for your benefit. It: ? Helps you get traffic to your website through organic search results ? Helps maintain and debug your code ? Keeps your site up-to-date and consistent in presentation.

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