[pmwiki-users] Xhtml 1.0 Strict

kirpi at kirpi.it kirpi at kirpi.it
Thu Jul 10 09:43:05 CDT 2008

>> Patrick:
>> the markup engine aims to always output XHTML 1.0 Strict, so a skin that
>> specifies XHTML 1.0 Strict should be okay
>> Hans:
>> If you come up with any changes necessary to Triad skin please let me
>> know! Also with regards to make it more accessible.

Triad is possibly the best and most flexible skin we have (apart from
the default one, of course).
So I tesed today the default Triad page at the pmwiki.org site.
It seems that the Xhtml 1.0 Strict target is quite close!

- The "language" attribute in <script type='text/javascript'
language='JavaScript1.2'> could be easily amended, and avoiding it
will possibly be a common practice in the future.

- The <br clear='all' /> issue seems to be amendable with a {clear:
both} in the css. Most likely, it might go to the core pm css
definitions as it is of very common use.

- Would that target='_blank' issue be solved by simply avoiding the
use %newwin% in text? As Petko correctly wrote, the target='_blank'
attribute is not geared towards accessibility. The markup *does* prove
useful at times, and the functionality should be kept.
Simply, if one does not use it, the page should validate as Strict, am I wrong?

- There is a recurring error: Document type does not allow element
"input" here; missing one of "p", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4", "h5", "h6",
"div", "pre", "address", "fieldset", "ins", "del" start-tag.
That is something I have no clue about.

If these issues are solved, most probably the Triad skin could easily
validate both as XHTML 1.0 Transitional and Strict, at will.


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