I am a happy girl.
I’ve been working on my website for several weeks non-stop. I’ve been totally redoing the format and making it more user friendly.
To put the icing on the cake, I’ve been trying for days to get it checked as valid code per the W3C Markup Validation Service.
(Please see yesterday’s post for more info: An open letter, (or nasty-gram as my hubby would say), to Amazon.com…..)
It just passed! (Finally!) I have gotten this message for each of my eighteen pages: “This document was successfully checked as HTML 4.01 Transitional”!
I could not have done it myself. I have learned this stuff little by little over the years, and a lot of people have helped in many ways.
I have recently acquired a Fairy God Parent named Autocrat. Autocrat, who has been helping with several things lately, showed me last night that is possible to modify Amazon.com code to enable my pages to pass validation.
The big problem is that Amazon.com links are peppered with “&”s, which are not allowed. These give all bunches of errors. But, Autocrat generously shared knowledge that you can replace the “&”s with “&” and the other problems will go away!
With the Amazon.com errors gone, then I can find my own little oopsies like missing end tags, etc. Little things can really mess up a web page. (as me how I know…)
I have worked my little fingers to the bone with this Amazon.com code just so I can recommend my eleven favorite books on my website.
I was also having a pesky problem with my meta tags that would not validate. I want to thank Chris for finding a typo. Sometimes validator will have fits over something, but won’t come right out and say what caused it.
I will be adding more things to my website as time passes, and I hope to keep my code valid in the future.
The sun is out today, for a change, and it is warm outside. It is time for me to go out and play in the backyard with my pets. My pets have been very patient with me. But now my doggies want to show Mom how fast they can run, and my bunnies want to romp around the yard with Mom there for safety.
Woohoo! I actually got something done today!
I have earned this award, and I will proudly display it here: