A Couple of Questions About Web Standards Advocacy and W3C Validation Buttons | January 26, 2004
Over the weekend a few people picked up on the fact that my homepage no longer validated. I felt it was OK to keep the validation buttons as they are a means of helping me keep the site valid and also act as a show of intent and transparency. However not everybody agreed.
There was also a feeling that as my site didn't validate It was hypocritical of me to discuss web standards.
Q1. Does having validation buttons require a site author to validate their pages every time a change is made or is it sufficient that the site validated when first published and checked periodically? Knowing that a page may not validate 100% of the time, is it better to have no validation buttons?
Q2. Is it hypocritical to discuss web standards if your page doesn't validate.
Posted at January 26, 2004 9:13 AM