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redworx says

Because the W3C validator is a willy waving contest and means nothing, I used to validate all my websites 100% but gave up a few years ago as you can never really have 100% validation. As long as the website works on all browsers and my clients are happy, I couldn’t care less about validation.

okay… in our company all websites are 100% valid .. but they are not made with WP .. i just wondered why so many themes are invalid…

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redworx says



Mostly because 99% of webistes, period, have validation errors. Have you ever checked Google?

Let me tell you an example on Google:

Line 9, Column 1863: The bgcolor attribute on the body element is obsolete. Use CSS instead.
So, can be fixed – remove BGCOLOR and do it via CSS – where’s the problem?
The questions is, do you think Google is unaware of the validation errors, or are aware and simply are not concerned with them because the errors do not affect the functionality of the site?

i dont know – iam just wondering why they dont fix such easy-to-fix issues? :)

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redworx says


okay okay – this is what i call an ANSWER :) now we come closer to what i asked for :)) so you mean wordpress itself is making invalid code?
Definitely in some cases :) In other cases it might be output from a plugin beyond the theme authors control, and definitely sometimes it’s just a badly made theme OR could just be a bug the author is working on :)

okay – so its not an requirement for wordpress-themes here on the marketplace to be 100% valid html … i mean from the theme … i know you cant do anything for the wordpress code or plugins …

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redworx says




I am a professional webdesigner and we in our company do only 100% W3C valid websites….
So you’ve never once added a youtube or vimeo iframe to a site then?
Here is a youtube video and there is 100% valid HTML code… no problem… I only talk about the site itself – not the iframe… http://www.coltpartner.de/content/inhalte/kanzlei_im_bild/steuernews_tv/2014/fr%C3%BChjahr_2014/index.html
Indeed, but you said “Themes” the above is HTML so you have full control over the output. WordPress oEmbed is less forgiving and adds a few none valid markers to the element.

okay okay – this is what i call an ANSWER :) now we come closer to what i asked for :)) so you mean wordpress itself is making invalid code?

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redworx says

Mostly because 99% of webistes, period, have validation errors. Have you ever checked Google?

Let me tell you an example on Google:

Line 9, Column 1863: The bgcolor attribute on the body element is obsolete. Use CSS instead.

So, can be fixed – remove BGCOLOR and do it via CSS – where’s the problem?

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redworx says

Some errors are impossible to fix, some issues are caused by plugins (we can’t edit plugins)..

Please tell me an example of an error that cannot be fixed?

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redworx says


I am a professional webdesigner and we in our company do only 100% W3C valid websites….
So you’ve never once added a youtube or vimeo iframe to a site then?

Here is a youtube video and there is 100% valid HTML code… no problem… I only talk about the site itself – not the iframe… http://www.coltpartner.de/content/inhalte/kanzlei_im_bild/steuernews_tv/2014/fr%C3%BChjahr_2014/index.html

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redworx says

What kind of errors do you see? Because there are errors which are almost impossible to validate.

I see a lot of errors that can be solved:

Line 724, Column 197: An a start tag seen but an element of the same type was already open.

Typical stuff that can be solved if you change the code … check some sites and see for yourself …

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redworx says

I am a professional webdesigner and we in our company do only 100% W3C valid websites….

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redworx says

I often buy themes for customers and browse a lot through the themes section. But why the hell is mostly every theme having an INVALID HTML code? I mean when i check most of the themes through the validator (without the envato bar on the top!!!) its invalid…

Only a few themes are 100% valid…

Why? Isn’t it a thing you check if you add new themes to the market?

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