This is an excellent site but despite the name, why isn't it compliant to it's declared doctype (XHTML 1.0 Strict)? It fails the w3 validator.

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This is a great point. I'm the designer of Doctype and I will be fixing the validation errors today!

Unfortunately with the rush to get the site launched, a few errors crept in.

Answered over 8 years ago by Paul Farnell
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I'm a bit confused as to why they are using XHTML at all?

Why not HTML5?

Answered over 8 years ago by Shaun Robinson
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7 Validation Errors at time of posting. Of course, some of those are 'knock ons' from previous errors.

There seem to be a few cases of tags not being closed in the right order (mostly a and span).

True, not drastically important, but it'd be great to get a 100% valid strict site :)

Answered over 8 years ago by Matthew Prothero
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I agree. It's an excellent site. Kudos to them! I just wanted to highlight it to the owners, especially what with the name of the site. The perfectionist in me got the better of me! :)

Answered over 8 years ago by Raj Parmar
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The solution is this:

  • The search input needs a wrapping element, as stated in Strict Doctype specs.
  • The link to the original site (under headline Resources in the sidebar) needs to have a closing tag for the anchor element.

Just fix it and we are on the road again :)

Answered over 8 years ago by Jens Hedqvist
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its still new, they will fix it

Answered over 8 years ago by shutdown
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Ha ha ha! Well spotted!! :)

Answered over 8 years ago by tommed
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It only has one error: the search input isn't enclosed in a containing element. Other than that, it's pretty impressive to pull off a site like this without any other validation issues.

Answered over 8 years ago by Dan Wilkinson