Description of Problem:
The main Red Hat web page is broken - it contains invalid HTML. This has
apparently actually caused Netscape on RH6.2/Alpha to dump core. That's a
little excessive editorial comment, and is a separate bug - but the broken
HTML is a bug too. Red Hat presumably doesn't want to give to the public
the impression of being either careless or clueless about such standards?
Personally, I'd like to see an Apache mod_validate which refuses to serve
such broken pages. :)
Steps to Reproduce:
"Sorry, this document does not validate as HTML 4.0 Transitional."
"Congratulations, this document validates as HTML 4.0 Transitional!"
To be clear, this was neither a bug nor was the redhat.com homepage ever
broken. It has been built traditionally to take advantage of certain browser
proprietary bugs (like most other commercial and open source oriented web
sites). The page has always been built to function and display properly in
clients used by a vast majority of the site's daily visitors. In cases where,
the page did not render as planned, every effort was made to assure that the
information contained within the page was still readable. To be honest, HTML
validation was never a real concern because most browsers (including those with
an open source flavor) did a poor job of supporting the kind of standards that
allowed designers to build pages that were both interoperable and and pleasing
to the eye.
Nevertheless, browsers are now becoming more competent and compatible with
The redhat.com homepage now validates and is presumably no longer broken.
Please close this "bug."
What's the status of this? Would like to close it out if we can.
Yes, you can close this.