Lost between HTML 3.2 and HTML5

Hello,
I have the 3rd addition of CSS3 the Missing Manual. I am doing the tutorials. I am using Dreamweaver CS4.
Recently I ran a validation on one of the finished tutorial pages and it was showing a ton of errors saying ....is not valid in HTML 3.2. It also has problem with HTML5 tags like article, nav, aside, figure, etc. When I run "browser compatibility" it doesn't show any problem. Please help, let me know what should I do. Is it Dreamweaver or CSS I am having the problem with? What developer software (which version) to use that is compatible with HTML5?
I am a beginner and would like to learn! Thank you very much!
(I don't know where would I find the answer. My e-mail address is mariannd@wbhsi.net Thanks again!
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  • Hello Mariannd,

    Dreamweaver CS4 is not the current version of the Dreamweaver software. There have been at least 3 software updates since then. Therefore, it may not be handle some of the newer HTML5 tags. The current version, Dreamweaver Creative Cloud, which is available by subscription only, is compatible with HTML5.

    However, I will also ask the author to take a look at this question, in case there are any other options.

    Nan Barber
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  • Hi,

    The files used for the CSS3 book use HTML5 as the standard. If you try to validate it using a doctype of HTML 3.2, you will get LOTS of errors.

    You can use the online HTML validation tool provided by the W3C to validate the tutorial files. You will find this tool at http://validator.w3.org

    If you don't want to use the W3C validation tool, the newest version of Dreamweaver should be able to validate the pages correctly.

    -- Dave McFarland
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