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Ensuring that your HTML code complies with the latest specs allows you to be seen by the largest number of people, regardless of browser. All browsers can interpret valid HTML, the problems arise from new versions of both the browser, and HTML. Many tricks are browser specific, meaning they work fine in one browser or browser version, but not in another. These enhancements are generally written by the browser maker (ie Microsoft or Netscape) and don't fully comply with HTML Standards.
If you are not knowlegeable in HTML code, it is worth the expense to find someone to validate your code. It's much cheaper than having someone completely design your site, but will identify to you any errors and potential problems with the code. Having valid code will usually make your pages load faster also.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|