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valid xhtml -- NOT



Jul 15, 2005
New Jersey
I was surprised when I clicked on the link atthe very bottom of the page on the forums that said "valid xhtml", and it said there were 92 errors on the page! :eek:

here the link I used

was just wondering how this happened

Mr. E.

Barca Lounger
Aug 30, 2006
Raleigh, NC
LukeA said:
It just seems odd to claim valid code, when so much of it isn't.
True, but some forum software has that link by default on their templates. It's used, I believe, to both demonstrate that it is valid code in the out-of-the-box configuration and to allow for testing of the page after modifications are made. Quite possibly with the default template the forum checks out okay, but of course some heavy modding needed to be done to make the forums mesh nicely with the look of the rest of the iLounge site. Just a quick look at the errors showed what appears to be mostly nesting errors and closing tag errors. These are both items that became much more of an issue in xhtml then they ever were in plain old html, so it may be that the code is not so much invalid as it conforming to two separate sets of standards in different places (which I guess technically is not valid, but it still works fine). I encountered the same thing in a site I was setting up: I hacked up the xml template with straight html, which is what I'm used to, which resulted in a page that looked and worked just fine, but didn't validate.