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    Explain the unexplainable...

    http://www.videocodelibrary.com/VCLnewDesign/index1.php

    That page will not show in internet explorer, but shows just fine with firefox.

    I have studied the code, and can not seem to figure out whats going on.

    Help me sitepoint experts!

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    It is a miracle that it displays in Firefox. The page contains 23 markup errors

    http://validator.w3.org/

    If it's your website try to correct them to start.

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    This may be a perfect example why no one should ever allow errors in a web page. Every browser reacts differently to errors so every page needs to be validated and be error free. Just today I had a guy tell me that validation is bull---- and here is an excellent example of how important validating is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine
    Just today I had a guy tell me that validation is bull---- and here is an excellent example of how important validating is.
    You encountering that too? At least in this case his doctype is HTML, meaning validation isn't exactly 'efficient' - I had some joker claiming validation was nonsense, when his doctype was XHTML 1.0 Strict!

    A good... 80% of the help questions on these forums could be avoided via validation, easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathshadow
    At least in this case his doctype is HTML, meaning validation isn't exactly 'efficient' - I had some joker claiming validation was nonsense, when his doctype was XHTML 1.0 Strict!
    Actually, one could say that validation is more important for HTML than for XHTML. Errors like invalid tag names (<embed>) or attributes (topmargin) aren't necessarily very serious. Browsers that don't understand a tag will just render the content. Unknown attributes are discarded.

    The main point in validation is to catch well-formedness errors (missing end tags, invalidly nested elements). Those errors are easily found with XHTML, because there will be a big, fat error message instead of the page. Provided you serve it as XML, of course, <facetious>but why wouldn't you? </facetious>.

    With HTML (or XHTML-P) the browser won't give you an obvious error if you miss an end tag. The page will just look odd, because the browser will try to do the best it can to salvage the situation.
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    A good... 80% of the help questions on these forums could be avoided via validation, easy.
    Yep! Yes! And double yep!

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    For really large content sites, I would agree that validation makes little sense.
    However, that would be a different topic I guess.
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    try this -->

    <!--
    body {
    background-color: #363535;
    margin-left: 0px;
    margin-top: 0px;
    margin-right: 0px;
    margin-bottom: 0px;
    }
    -->
    </style>

    your closing comment tag "-->" is missing. That will make it appear in explorer, but I think you will still have a lot of work to do.

    good luck

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