Akismet widget not XHTML valid (7 posts)

  1. tin68
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a WordPress 2.1 setup with sidebar widgets.

    The Akismet sidebar widgets seems not to be XHTML valid code:

     Below are the results of checking this document for XML well-formedness and validity.
       1. Error Line 261 column 114: document type does not allow element "div" here; missing one of "object", "applet", "map", "iframe", "button", "ins", "del" start-tag.
          ...smet.com" title=""><div id="akismet1"><span id="akismetcount">805</span> <spa
          The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element.
          One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>").
       2. Error Line 261 column 218: document type does not allow element "div" here; missing one of "object", "applet", "map", "iframe", "button", "ins", "del" start-tag.
          ...ntare</span></div> <div id="akismet2"><span id="akismetbb">blockiert von</spa
  2. Huh. You're absolutely correct. The Akismet widget is not valid XHTML. You can see they do this:

    <div id="akismetwrap"><div id="akismetstats">
    <a id="aka" href="http://akismet.com" title="">
    <div id="akismet1">
    <div id="akismet2">

    That's invalid. You cannot put a DIV into an Anchor. Anchor's can only contain inline elements, DIV is a block level element. They can either try to change those divs into a span (could be tricky, they're styling them both) or they can move the anchor to inside the divs (probably easier, have to duplicate the anchor though).

    I've submitted a ticket to the bugtracker at wp-plugins about this issue.

  3. tin68
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for your answer. Seems to be an old bug - found an other discussion in wordpress.com from 12-Dez-06.

  4. tin68
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I changed line 602 in akismet.php to

    <div id="akismetwrap"><div id="akismetstats"><a id="aka" href="http://akismet.com" title=""><span id="akismet1"><span id="akismetcount"><?php echo $count; ?></span> <span id="akismetsc"><?php _e('spam comments') ?></span></span> <span id="akismet2"><span id="akismetbb"><?php _e('blocked by') ?></span><br /><span id="akismeta">Akismet</span></span></a></div></div>

    and it works fine now.

  5. rpetty
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Tin68, I modified my akismet.php per the code provided. It works great. This appears different than code I saw you post on another thread. I cannot find that thread for the life of me, but thought you might want to update that old post.

  6. Sparrowhawk
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Akismet widget 2.0.2 still not XHTML valid.

  7. fergbrain
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Akismet v. 2.1.3 is also not XHTML valid

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