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Valid HTML markup automation, leads to better cross browser compatibility

In short: Having bad HTML to look nice needs more efforts than creating valid HTML which will look nice and  be compatible.

It took some time for me to investigate how to force development process to increase the quality of HTML markup and minimize cross browser compatibility issues in web UI development.

HTML validation process always left by developer for the last point and has lowest priority. It is almost not done during development process and only when page or probably in many cases whole web site is ready for production.

Compatibility and accessibility testing is another duty of testers but looks like they are in general more busy with other things and markup left as is with low priority and extremely high number of errors and warnings in production code. So looks like it is rendered, then no one cares.

For manual testing there are some tools available for devs and tests but I think that W3C's online validator is out of competition. Just open http://validator.w3.org/ online…