[development] Administration Survey: Theme improvements,
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Thu Dec 1 17:02:20 UTC 2005
On Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:44:52 +0100, Kieran Lal <kieran at civicspacelabs.org>
> On Dec 1, 2005, at 8:05 AM, Andre Molnar wrote:
>> Kieran Lal wrote:
>>> On Dec 1, 2005, at 7:40 AM, andre wrote:
>>>> Notwithstanding the 'potential' problems with sending xhtml as
>>>> text/html - see: http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml (or google for
>>>> similar documents) - the idea is to encourage the creation of valid
>>>> markup - and have all markup passed through a validator first (which
>>>> eliminates the 'real' problems).
>>>> On that note - it might be a good idea to include links to pages
>>>> like: http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml part of the best practices
>>> Can we resolve these issues and make solid recommendations I can
>>> include in the documentation?
>> IMHO the solid recommendation is -
>> Make sure to include a doc type declaration in your theme.
> Can you give a basic explanation of doc types, with appropriate link,
> and where this is defined in the theme?
http://www.w3.org/QA/2002/04/valid-dtd-list.html should help.
>> Include links to http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/#validators and optionally
>> information about XHTML so theme developers can make an informed
>> decision when choosing their doc type.
> I have these two. I think that is enough. What do you think?
> # Before you start modifying your CSS to fix your bugs it is important
> to ensure you are styling valid HTML or XHTML. There is a web validator
> is built into the Firefox Web Developer toolbar.
Opera also has validation built in without needing an extension. Just
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