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Is it possible to pass w3 xhtml strict validation and still use google analytic code on my webpage?

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What errors do you get when you insert google analytics on your page? –  Justin Dearing Oct 14 '10 at 11:48
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You will probably get better answers at webmasters.stackexchange.com. This site is about using existing web apps, not managing your own web site. –  Al E. Oct 14 '10 at 15:17

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Yes, w3 xhtml strict validation does not check or see Javascript.

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Presumably the <script> tags will need to be valid XHTML. –  Al E. Oct 14 '10 at 15:15

The <script> tag in XHTML differs slightly from the one in HTML in that its content is of type (#PCDATA), which means that entities in the tag will be parsed. Thus most non-trivial code will break XHTML validation.

To make your <script> tag valid XHTML, use syntax like this:

<script type="text/javascript">//<![CDATA[
var i=10;
if (i<5) {
    // some code
}
//]]></script>
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