HTML Checking for Large Sites

Rocket Validator integrates the W3C Validator HTML checker into an automated web crawler.

A <table> contains an incoherent number of cells on one of its columns. Check the structure of the table to find the invalid column.

Example of a valid table that defines in its header that the first column is 2 cells wide:

<table>
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th colspan="2">The table header</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td>The table body</td>
      <td>with two columns</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

This same table with an empty body will be invalid because the table header cannot match any body columns:

<table>
  <thead>
    <tr>
      <th colspan="2">The table header</th>
    </tr>
  </thead>
  <tbody>
  </tbody>
</table>

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