I'm trying to validate a page, however, I'm getting some confusing results.
The W3C validation results are below: Errors 1,2,3 and 5,6,7 are all the same issue, where there is a mismatch with a h3 and h2.
This is what the W3C Validator shows for the source:
This is what I see in the console:
RESULTS FROM W3C VALIDATOR
HOME PAGE - http://web1c.snow.studiocoast.com.au/
Error 1: End tag h2 seen, but there were open elements.
From line 282, column 46; to line 282, column 50
Error 2: End tag h2 seen, but there were open elements.
From line 295, column 46; to line 295, column 50
Error 3: End tag h2 seen, but there were open elements.
From line 308, column 48; to line 308, column 52
Warning 4: Article lacks heading. Consider using h2-h6 elements to add identifying headings to all articles.
From line 329, column 3; to line 329, column 100
The w3c validator sends a request to the server (exactly the same way your browser does), gets the result (a text content, which is probably HTML structured) run the validation against this content.
If (for example) you will have the code
<h2>some title</h3>, which is not valid - your browser will automatically change this to
<h2>some title</h2> in order to render it correctly.