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Anyone have experience with the W3 validator? Mainly my keywords in my meta tags are causing errors. Something about attribute not serializable. Help!

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content=”xxxxxxxxxx">
but you need this

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content=”xxxxxxxxxx" />

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Hmmmm. Thanks for taking a look for me. I tried adding in the "/" both with and without the space and it hasn't seemed to help any. Not sure what the heck the issue is.
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I modeled the keyword coding from someone on the forum so I will have to ask them if they can give me any advice. As you can see below, theirs comes back clean as a whistle mine is coming back full of errors.

I had taken a look at www.boughterslawncare.com since he seemed to be a pro at web development judging from the forum and his site ran clean on the validator. Mark123, I hope you don't mind me using your site as an example. Hopefully I bring you some traffic.

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<br /> <br /> Passed, 1 warning(s)<br /> <br /> <font color="Red"><b><br /> Mine</b></font><br /> <!DOCTYPE html><br /> <br /> <html><head><br /> <br /> <meta charset="UTF-8"><br /> <br /> <meta name=”keywords” content=”Madisonville, Mandeville, Covington, Ponchatoula, Hammond, Louisiana, lawn care service, mowing, grass cutting, landscaping, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” /><br /> <br /> <meta name=”description” content=”Delivering high quality lawn care at an affordable price to residential and commercial clients in the Northshore area.”><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <title>Northshore Lawn and Landscape Madisonville, La | Lawn Care Service


Validation Output: 56 Errors

Line 4, Column 232: Attribute mandeville, is not serializable as XML 1.0.
…g, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” />

Line 4, Column 232: Attribute covington, is not serializable as XML 1.0.
…g, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” />

Line 4, Column 232: Attribute ponchatoula, is not serializable as XML 1.0.
…g, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” />

Line 4, Column 232: Attribute hammond, is not serializable as XML 1.0.
…g, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” />
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I modeled the keyword coding from someone on the forum so I will have to ask them if they can give me any advice. As you can see below, theirs comes back clean as a whistle mine is coming back full of errors.

I had taken a look at www.boughterslawncare.com since he seemed to be a pro at web development judging from the forum and his site ran clean on the validator. Mark123, I hope you don't mind me using your site as an example. Hopefully I bring you some traffic.

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<br /> <br /> Passed, 1 warning(s)<br /> <br /> <font color="Red"><b><br /> Mine</b></font><br /> <!DOCTYPE html><br /> <br /> <html><head><br /> <br /> <meta charset="UTF-8"><br /> <br /> <meta name=”keywords” content=”Madisonville, Mandeville, Covington, Ponchatoula, Hammond, Louisiana, lawn care service, mowing, grass cutting, landscaping, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” /><br /> <br /> <meta name=”description” content=”Delivering high quality lawn care at an affordable price to residential and commercial clients in the Northshore area.”><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <title>Northshore Lawn and Landscape Madisonville, La | Lawn Care Service


Validation Output: 56 Errors

Line 4, Column 232: Attribute mandeville, is not serializable as XML 1.0.
…g, leaf removal, clean up, fertilizer, fertilizing, mulch, shrubs, trimming” />
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Dangit. The source code is not copying over. Maybe I put too much in one post. I will have to revisit tomorrow. Thanks for taking a look though Cheese.
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Dangit. The source code is not copying over. Maybe I put too much in one post. I will have to revisit tomorrow. Thanks for taking a look though Cheese.
I'm going to give it a better look, as soon as my girlfriend stops explaining to me how she needs to invent something people would buy, for her school project.

So far, she wants to come up with a product where paper can be recycled at home into NEW paper.

She found a site that shows how simple paper can be re-made, but the end result isn't very pretty. It would need to be mechanical, and very expensive to get the right quality made - which defeats the entire purpose of being cost-effective and appealing to consumers.

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Hey, thanks for noticing my super clean coding.

I think your problem is that you're using curly quotes around your values.

Use straight quotes instead.

Instead of this ” use "
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You have this

but you need this
In HTML5 the closing slash is no longer required but it is optional.

Once you change out the quotes let me know if you need help sorting out the other errors. We could probably do away with some of those extraneous DIVs, too. Since you're using the HTML5 doctype you may as well go with the HTML5 semantic tags.

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since i am the "internet genius" let me tell you that google hasn't indexed websites based off of meta tags (keywords is a meta tag name) in YEARS.

if you want to boost your google rank, which you WANT to do, thosewill not help.

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