If you read the report carefully, you will see why they are errors.
First up, you have to use /> at the end of a tag that is self-containing in
XHTML (such as <input ... />, <link rel ... />, and a load of others). Your
favicon reference is missing this, as are your form fields. Then you've got
dodgy links - you can't use & in them, you have to use & instead. You've
also got an iframe - that isn't allowed in XHTML Strict, which is the
DOCTYPE that you're using, and the following bunch of errors are because of
that iframe tag - while it's in the code, it isn't allowed to be there, but
Firefox and other browsers will overlook that.
Most of the errors boil down to using the wrong DOCTYPE - switch it to
either HTML 4.01 Transitional, or dump the iframes and fix all the self
containing tags. Other ones, such as Line 494, is down to errors in your
coding - you can't use a quotation mark within a style, you have to use an
is incorrect - what you've done there is to have a style attribute with a
value of "background: url(" , followed by at http://blah
attribute which is
not valid. You need to replace those quotation marks:
Until you get all the easy errors correct, finding the other ones that are
breaking the formatting itself will be awkward to spot. Start working
through fixing the XHTML as per that report.
Ouissi wrote on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 00:27:00 -0800:
> I just went through the link in your post and the first 25 errors they
> found are not true...they say there are missing elements that are
> there...at least they are in firefox ;(
> I may go through them all but I am just getting more and more confused.
> "rob^_^" wrote:
>> Start by reviewing the HTML Validation report for your page
>> (266 errors)
>> Too many errors for someone to tell you what one problem there is,
>> but at a guess look for orphaned div's eg.
>> <div>.........(orphaned tags are missing the ending ie </div>
>> good luck.
>> "Ouissi" <Ouissi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> I designed my blog whilst checking IE...but tonight I got a message
>>> that it didn't look right so I downloaded IE and checked it.
>>> It is just running into one long list with no difference between the
>>> sidebar and main body.
>>> i have been onto blogger but that looks really messed up too and
>>> help will not show up ion IE (it is all fine on safari and firefox)
>>> and I started a new blog to test...even the basic templates are
>>> Could someone have a look or let me know what is going on?? i know
>>> it used to look fine!!