How's it going?
Do you know anyone who knows a lot about W3C?
On my website, I have 2 pages that contain a link to our Google Map Ad Reviews, and W3C looks at the links as errors. It's not like the problem is with my simple code.
I asked my go to guy who works for me at Spider Juice Technologies. Let's call him Spider Don:
"I would not worry about having perfect code for the engines.
I would worry about making the declaration work at the highest level for the browser. This is if you are worried about it from a Google perspective. Google cannot tell if you have bad code or not. All they can tell is if you have a declaration that tells them that your code is good. So as long as it works in the various browsers you are good to go.
You can waste hours to make perfect code and then find it doesnt work in some browser. Then you have to hack it up to work in the browser. All Google cares about is that the declaration is there.
They know that if you have the code it has be pretty clean."
And let me tell you. Even though he says to not worry about it, no one writes cleaner code than Spider Don. :-)