The Amazing Netscape Fish Cam Page Redesigned with Web Standards

Sunday April 27th, 2003

The Amazing Netscape Fish Cam page, one of the early icons of the World Wide Web, has been brought into the Twenty-First Century with a standards-based redesign from CSS guru Eric Meyer. The equally amazing Netscape DevEdge has an article covering one aspect of the redesign.

#4 Doesn't validate...?!

by AdamCollard

Sunday April 27th, 2003 6:38 AM

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Out of curiosity I tried running this page through the W3C Validator <> and it doesn't validate! First off there's no character encoding specified in the document so I specified utf-8 just to get the validator to check the markup.

All of the errors appear to be in the Netscape Header and Footer sections: missing "type" attribute on a <script>, the others are generated because of the way the JavaScript does document.write()s

Is it too much to ask to get a page showing off standards such as CSS to actually validate without providing the "effective source" (after you include all the document.writes)?