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W3C (2 posts)

  1. kaiserthegreat
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So with one theme (default) my content is W3C compliant, but with another (WP-Max) it far from compliant. I haven't look through all the issues, but one of them is the fact that I've used ampersigns in my post titles. I would think that would be a WordPress conversion thing, not a theme conversion thing. Where in the default theme are my ampersigns being converted to compliant ampersigns?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm sorry but I think you're mistaken. There's nothing in the default theme that encodes ampersands in post titles. At least nothing I can find. From what I recall, there's very little filtering applied to the_title apart from stripping out any inserted markup.

    I don't know the WP-Max theme but is it by any chance using a Strict DOCTYPE. The default theme uses Transitional. If you validate the same content with a Strict DOCTYPE and then repeat the process with a Transitional DOCTYPE, you can get far more errors reported in the former pass than in the latter. The "Strict" term is a clue as to why.

    I wouldn't worry too much about the odd unencoded ampersand. By themselves they won't do any major harm. The biggest problem is that, if you have a lot of them, they can create enough noise to hide serious issues when you validate your blog.

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