[development] Administration Survey: Theme improvements, theme help system, theme mailing list

Tim Altman web at timaltman.com
Thu Dec 1 07:23:24 UTC 2005

On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 08:17:38 +0100, Larry Garfield  
<larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 01 December 2005 12:20 am, Andre Molnar wrote:
>> Kieran Lal wrote:
>> > 3) Provided a "Manage inconsistency in themes" documentation page with
>> > best practices. http://drupal.org/node/37156
>> A bit off topic - but i'll keep it short
>> May I suggest updating the validation best practice text to say -
>> validate XHTML1.1 Strict.  I mean if we urge people to do it right -
>> urge them to really do it right - it really does solve more problems for
>> developers than it causes.
> Except that sending XHTML 1.0 Strict as text/html is valid, but sending  
> 1.1 Strict as text/html is not right, according to the W3C.  Since we  
> can't
> send things as text/xml+html because IE is a broken ancient piece of  
> popular
> crap, that means XHTML 1.0 is as up to date as we can support and still  
> be
> "right".

Using XHTML without application/xhtml+xml is pretty pointless.  I'd prefer  
a theme based on HTML 4.01.

Tim Altman

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