Is Fifty Percent Close Enough?

18 February 2004

This morning my weblog shows only 729 errors when I run it through the (X)HTML validator. That’s down from over 800. Don’t get excited. When there were 800+ errors, there were more entries on the home page.

Keith Robinson writes Asterisk, a weblog of truly outstanding looks, content and usefulness. He did an experiment. He checked up on the claims of validation by some sites and designers. About half of the thirty he checked validated. It’s a nice piece of work.

Now for the $64,000 question. This home page has over 700 validation errors. Where does one start to remove them? How does one begin to produce entries every morning that don’t introduce new errors? All I want to do is write. Why can’t some writing tool keep me ”valid” as I write?

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