Google learned how to write HTML

This morning I noticed that my Google crawler did not work, Scroogle failed, too. Well, Google has learned something: in HTML it is “<foo bar=”baz”>” and not just “<foo bar=baz>” (smart guys ;)), they changed their format and added quotes. That will probably increase network-traffic, accelerate global warming and cost millions of dollars, but for some reason they changed it, maybe better compatibility (only 36 validator errors!) – however, it broke Scroogle and my crawler. Scroogle has been fixed, my crawler has been fixed (by the way I have always been using tidy XHTML), everything is working again.

One Response to “Google learned how to write HTML”

  1. The User Says:

    Few days later they removed some of the quotes, but today they reverted those changes and we have correct quotes again. :D

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