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WC3 Compliant

Thread began 11/24/2010 11:38 am by rob294118 | Last modified 7/02/2012 1:19 am by marketing331920 | 1058 views | 3 replies |


WC3 Compliant

I'm checking my PowerStore pages with the WC3 Validator. There are a lot of errors and warnings that come up on the PowerStore pages. How does this affect my pages rankings on Google?

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Google's ranking doesn't consider code validity, as far as I know. On the other hand, a page with grossly invalid code might affect the correct interpretation of semantic markup. In general though the two aren't related.

That's not to say that striving to code valid pages is a waste of time - it is not. Validating your pages is one of the most important tools in your toolbox as a web developer.

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Dani Chankhour

I agree, W3C compliance should not affect your Google ranking. However, it is good practice to have your store W3C Compliant. I have logged a bug in our bug base and we will try to fix most of those issue in future dot releases.

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Social Widget W3C validation error

I have pluged in the Social widet into footer, ran W3C validation and got error which reads:
" reference to external entity in attribute value [XHTML 1.0 transitional]"

I then right clicked on my mouse and chose "more info"

"error descrition:
...//'+'(<php echo urlendcode999!e"

In the cose listed above the error window has displayed the second "=" sign in red and it goes on to read...
"This is generally the sign of an ampersant that was not properly escaped for inclusion in an attribut, in a href for example. You will need to escape all instanced of '&/ into '&'.

Ok so like.. I am just relaying the errors... I am redoing the css for


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