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XHTML Validation thoughts (12 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Surely you can't onclick on an h3? Not if you want to validate. h3 a possibly.
    You are right to suggest that this might not be the right forum to discussion the principles of validation from the ground up. The web standards dot org has a whole lotta stuff.

  2. uberwald
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    post a link to the validator, would you? The error it's giving is usually caused by trying to put an <h#> tag inside a or

  3. , where it doesn't belong. The point of validation is, to my eyes, that creating standards compliant code ensures that your content will continue to look right, even in browsers from the future, and in screen readers, and on mobile devices, etc. code that breaks the standards "might" look right, but it won't be right. It's also nice to get a virtual pat on the back for a job well done :)
  • Ozh
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Actually you can specify onclick in h3 and it *does* validate. My whole page wouldnt validate because the h3 was included in a span, not a div. Go figure. Now I have a valid XHTML page, which as uberwald said is more a pat on my back to say "gg dude" than a real improvement of my page :)

  • jpierre
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Not sure about what exactly the validation garantees. I have a WP site which validates, though in Modzilla the credit bar appears in the middle of the "content". Go figure.
    JP

  • nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's very odd, because Mozilla usually renders everything properly and IE is the one to mess things up (at least in my case and IE 5.2 for Mac, I just gave up on that browser). Link?

  • Ozh
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My tests tend to prove (to me at least:) that MSIE 6 displays things quite ok (ie like Mozilla, Opera and Konqueror), but MSIE 5 is a pure crap, at least on Windows. My advice would be to get things ok for Mozilla & MSIE6, not paying attention to (quite rare I hope) older versions.

  • jpierre
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @ nsxpower: here's the link: http://www.natureinarts.com
    JP

  • tcervo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try removing the line: "position: absolute;" from your .credit declaration. That should clear up the Mozilla display issues.

  • OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  • Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    One man's genius.... Anyway, I like a set of basic standards and do not cotton to go back to the days when no one could communicate outside their own network of proprietary software/hardware because everyone had their own standards. I like standards in my TV sets, VCRs, telephones, just about everything and beyond that they can have their own little bells and whistles - At least I know I can take my VHS tape out of my JVC and play it in my friend's Panasonic without a hitch, so what if his doesn't have flying erase heads or CompuLink, or nonlinear editing. Those who don't think standards are important should use Sony's Betamax as a case study. Better picture and sound quality but a proprietary format and no OEMs.

  • Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That's one of the stupidest articles I've ever read.

  • jpierre
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    However... a few problems remain with the pannings in the menu. Also: text characters tend to excede the menu, etc. And probably a few more. However, I take it that not so many people use Mozilla so I guess it does'nt really matter. (?)
    JP

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