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TangChr
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The W3C HTML validator just told me to add a lang attribute to the <html> tag on my website. Apparently it didn't notice, that the <html> tag was missing.

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    In the industry we call this a bruh moment
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    Confirmed!

    Apparently, they accept bug reports
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    I've never found w3c validator to be a helpful tool.

    It might tell you a lot about whether the output HTML conforms to standards, but it tells you very little about how conforming to or ignoring those standards will cause or prevent bugs in the real world.

    <source src="https://example.net/my amateur porn video.mp4"/>

    OMG THERE'S SPACES IN YOUR URL THAT'S ILLEGAL!

    Yeah, whatever, validator. It works in every modern browser.

    So the result is that you spend hours chasing down warnings and errors with zero real impact on users.
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