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W3C validator message does not make sense

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Paulo Sebin, May 10, 2017.

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    I'm doing consulting for an online stationery in Brazil. I have a question that does not make sense to me. According to the W3C, for almost every page of the site, HTML does not follow a particular prairie. The error message is as follows:
    Error: Element img is missing required attribute src.

    From line 942, column 173; to line 942, column 273

    ecotank" ><img class="owl-lazy" data-src="https://www.ohe.com.br/banners/86/ecotank.jpg" alt="Epson ecotank" /></a>

    But it does not make sense when analyzing the code. Could someone clarify me better if I should worry about this situation?

    If it is necessary to view the source code, the site in question is https://www.ohe.com.br
    Paulo Sebin, May 10, 2017 IP
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    The image is
    <img class="owl-lazy" data-src="https://www.ohe.com.br/banners/86/ecotank.jpg" alt="Epson ecotank" />
    when we'd expect it to be
    <img class="owl-lazy" src="https://www.ohe.com.br/banners/86/ecotank.jpg" alt="Epson ecotank" />
    I'm assuming that there's some funky jquery running over the top and doing something with the data-src but I'd suggest putting in a src even if it is just to a 1px transperant gif.
    sarahk, May 10, 2017 IP