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Google’s lack of web standards

Over the past few weeks, I have been brushing up on the semantics of XHTML and how these impact on CSS, search engines and accessibility of websites. I have been reading Web Standards Solutions, written by Dan Cederholm and I have realised how beneficial it can be to write semantically correct code which is W3C compliant.

All this being said, a thing which has astonished me was published on 456bereastreet, where Roger Johansson pointed out that Google is not adhering to Web standards. I think that this is quite ironic, because Google has become a household name and an industry leader, who have become a role model to a number of businesses in the IT world.

What makes it even more ironic is that semantically correct code is meant to improve search functionality and the most popular search engine isn’t adhering to these simple standards.

I just think that Google have a responsibility in ensuring that they set a good example to web developers throughout the world….

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