HELP! My Websites are Bleeding Out!

Sunday, January 15, 2012 by Edward Lewis

It appears that something has changed with the W3C Validators as of Sat, Jan 14, 2012. All of my documents that were valid yesterday are now invalid. That means all of yours are too!

Let's hope this is a validation bug (that gets fixed ASAP) and not a change in how the W3C Validators interpret Schema Markup.

Schema Markup Validation Before - 0 Errors!

Schema Validation - 818 Errors

Schema Markup Validation After - 818 Errors‽

The W3C HTML Validator report below is for a document that was valid on Fri, Jan 13, 2012. This document has 100+ products listed with well-formed Schema markup.

Schema Validation - 818 Errors

Go ahead, talk smack now about my documents being invalid. You better do it quickly before this bug is fixed. This opportunity typically only comes once in a lifetime!

Updates

  1. 2012-01-30
  2. 2012-01-20 - I've switched validators. I am now using the mothership for HTML5 validation. VNU Living Validator
  3. 2012-01-20 - W3C Mailing Lists: W3C Error Due to Schema.org Tags
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2012Jan/0030.html

Last Modified: 2012-05-21T07:44:09-0700