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  • Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but I found a bug with what seems to be WordPress’s “Correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically” feature. Specifically, I had this XHTML in a post:

      <li>Some text
          <li>Deeper nested list item</li>
      A bit more text</li>

    WordPress attempted to “correct” the item in question by adding a <p> in front of “A bit more text”, above, but omitted the closing tag for the paragraph. This, of course, made the W3C validator spew brimstone and hellfire at me — through no fault of my own!

    Applying the correct <p> opening and closing tags to the original post content solved the problem, in that WordPress didn’t try to correct that, as well. However, you can see how this would be a problem. If this were HTML, it would be perfectly all right to omit the </p> tag, but this is XHTML. I’m honestly not convinced the <p> tag itself was required, but since WP insisted on it, it could at least be nice and do it right, right?

    Thanks for your time. By the way, it would be nice if this form had a preview option.

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  • If you know code and you are using your own code… just uncheck that box.

    Really? So I shouldn’t expect software to do what it purports to do? Wow, I’m glad I’m writing my own blogging system, if that’s what I can expect from existing software.

    To be more precise, if I were to take your argument to the extreme, it would read: “if I know how to write a blogging system (and I do), I should just stop using WordPress.” I don’t think that’s what you meant to say.

    WordPress is nice software, and so far I really like it. I reported this bug so it can be fixed. I stated explicitly that it wasn’t a problem for me, and what I did to fix it. I even gave an indication of where the problem probably is. That’s what I’m here for. Not to be given advice. I’m sorry if at any point I sounded like some clueless idiot, but if you’ll read carefully what I posted, you will see all the elements I just mentioned in this paragraph. I thought that was obvious, but apparently I’m not that good at getting my point across.

    Good thing I’m not into politics, yeah? 😉

    No need to be a jerk to people who try to help.

    If you think you’ve found a bug, you may want to report it via trac. These are just forums, not a bug tracking system. In fact, the wordpress developers rarely visit these forums from what I can tell.

    Te crezi tare deştept, bre…

    Never assume what I wanted to say. Don’t interpret it – I don’t need it. If you just came to post twice that you can write your one blogging system… why spamming this forums?

    Adam: Thank you, that’s what I was looking for.

    Moshu: You are again not reading what I said. And I don’t really give the slightest [censored] about that anymore. I have what I needed: where to go to get this some developer attention.

    Thank you, and goodbye.

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