Error code (unclosed end-tag requires SHORTTAG YES)

I’m having trouble validating my code, please help!

problem area line 16
<div class=“container”>

complete code

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8” standalone=“yes”?>

<!-- –>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN””>

<html xmlns=“
lang=“en” xml:lang =“en” dir=“ltr”>
<link rel=“stylesheet” type=“text/css” href=“rightersairedalespage.css”/>
<title>Righter’s Airedales</title>
<div class=“heading”>
<a href=“”><img src=“” width=“728” height=“90” alt=“” /></a
<div class=“container”>
<div class=“left”>
<h4>Site Index</h4>
<p><a href=“homepage.html”>Home</a></p>
<p><a href=“litterinfo.html”>Litter Info.</a></p>
<p><a href=“puppygallery.html”>Puppy Gallery</a></p>
<div class=“right”>
<a href=“”>Animal Planet Videos: Breed All About It: Airedale</a>
<a href=“”>Dogs 101 - Airedale Terrier</a>
<a href=“”>Airedale Info. & Referral </a>
<div class=“middle”>
<big>There are people who just breed the dogs for money. There are people like us, (along with many other Airedale Breeders), who breed dogs because they really love the breed. We want to let others see what an intelligent and outstanding companion and friend they can be. We have had experience with the breed for the past 30 years. This is a dog that we feel is a wonderful breed for almost anyone to own, my opinion, the best dog to have. We own all the dogs we breed and they all are AKC registered. We have an onsite puppy pen and whelping area. Our breeding program is family orientated
We have to thank God for everything he has allowed us to have and achieve in our business. We have been truly blessed.</big>

<a href=“”><img src=“” alt=“Airedale Terrier”/></a>


Now it’s giving me this??

Column: 59

Error: Entity name must immediately follow the ‘&’ within entity reference.

Error Position: <div class=“middle”>

Column: 7

Error: XML document-structures must start and end within the same entity.

Error Position: </html>


<a href="">Airedale Info. & Referral </a>

is invalid. The ampersand must be escaped if you wish for it to render; thus, &. Since you didn’t escape it, it is still open when you hit </html>.

Most browsers will let you get away with doing that, but why take a chance on some vendor deciding to follow the rules?




Did you add the missing </div> to match <div class=“container”>

Yes I did and it now validates. Thanks!