Nov 27, 2006, 9:25 AM
Post #1 of 1
Registered: Mar 28, 2006
On the RC.com home page, the banner appears OK on my browser (Linux Konqueror), down to the Search "Go" button.
Below that, the page width is 50% (or very close to that), all the way down to the advertising image at the very bottom.
The other pages (forum,routes,gear, etc) are formatted to fill the page OK.
I ran your HTML through W3C Validator
and it found some syntax errors in your generated HTML that might (maybe) confuse my browser. I think these errors might create my rendering problem, but it's difficult for me to verify this 100%.
Here are some of the code errors:
1. In the "My Stuff:" box, the href for "Messages" and "Climbing Log" include a bare ampersand ";" which should be "&"
2. The "Latest Video" box title begins with "<h4>" but ends with "</h3>"
3. The "Getting Started" box targets look OK to the eye, but not to Validator:
a. The items probably should be HTML List Items.
b. I think you've reversed "img" and "a" tags -- I think you should put the "img" inside the content of the "a" tags.
4. The HTML Validator found a small number of "img" tags that are not terminated with "/>".
Validator found more typos (it can always find more typos that you and I could find together) and it's hard to prove just what my browser is choking on.
I don't know if it is common for web programmers to validate their generated HTML, because it is so picky, and the run-time parameters are so un-predictable. But I think it might be a good idea to try validator.w3.org on some generated pages, just to catch some of those silly typos that only a computer can create!
Daniel Cohen in Calgary