Google and other search engines and xhtml ??

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Just a quick question.
Can XHTML do anything for or against me in terms of SERP?
and what if any advantage is there for an XHTML site.
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Here's some info: http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum21/5386.htm
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In a word, yes. Striving for valid xHTML will only help you, because it won't confuse the search engines with pointless markup. The Web Sites that rely on table-based layouts force search engines to sift through more junk.

I'm not sure if there are proven results comparing 'bad' HTML and good xHTML/CSS, but my advice would be - when in doubt, use valid code.

http://validator.w3.org is a good place to start..
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"I'm not sure if there are proven results comparing 'bad' HTML and good xHTML/CSS"

There is a recomended page size that google prefers (under 100K). Bad html can easily push a page above this limit.

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