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    Validation...

    If an entire site is running server-side, how do you check for validation?

    Yes, I suppose the doctype and other such information can always be placed first in the document, before the server-side information appears, but isn't that just really "spoofing" the validator?

    Does validation really matter if its all server-side?

    Thanx.

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    Re: Validation...

    Originally posted by stmasi
    Does validation really matter if its all server-side?
    Even though it's called server side - the server doesn't write the code...

    Validation is merely to check for errors and to show visitors, visiting robots that your pages run smoothly.

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    Don't get me wrong, I completely understand the purpose of and need for validation, but when I use the W3 validators, it seems like I have to play around with my PHP files for a bit to get them to validate properly. And when all is said and done, it seems like I'm "cheating" the validator in how I make them validate.

    Does that make sense?

    Thanx.

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    Originally posted by stmasi
    Does that make sense?
    Yes.

    No cheating... First you pick a standard, then adjust the code errors and your page lives up to standards.

    Would you also consider it cheating if you spoke dictionary English?

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    The vaildator is only concerned with the output.

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