[development] Administration Survey: Theme improvements, theme
help system, theme mailing list
occy at occy.net
Fri Dec 2 16:41:27 UTC 2005
We might want to move this thread to themes at drupal.org
PS. in case you missed it, we have a #drupal-themes channel now too.
Tim Altman wrote:
> On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:02:04 +0100, Larry Garfield
> <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
>> On Thursday 01 December 2005 09:40 am, andre wrote:
>>> 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
>> I don't know why people insist on passing that page around, since it's
>> spreading FUD.
> It is informative and accurate, and quite useful when used in context:
> if developers are considering the use of Drupal with the
> application/xhtml+xml MIME type. Most things can be considered FUD
> when used out of context.
>> - The scenario right up at the top applies only to dumb developers,
>> because it
>> does not include validation. If you're not validating your code
>> against your
>> specified doctype, then you're doing it wrong in the first place.
> Validating your own code isn't the only issue:
> Drupal.org doesn't validate, FWIW.
>> - <script> and <style> with funky comments to hide from old browsers:
>> I don't
>> recall the last time I saw someone actually use the comments, now that
>> Netscape 3 is no longer used.
> 9 out of the top 10 sites on the Web have comments at the beginning
> of SCRIPT tags. There is a caveat about this point, too.
>> So it's not XHTML that is considered harmful,
> No, sending XHTML as text/html is. What benefits does sending XHTML as
> text/html have over semantic HTML 4.01?
>> Read: XHTML doesn't break browsers, web developers break bad
>> browsers. :-)
> This sentence doesn't make sense. Neither XHTML nor Web developers can
> break browsers unless they trigger a bug. XHTML sent as
> application/xhtml+xml breaks the Web:
> What benefit is there to Drupal developers and implementors in using
> HTML 4.01 vs. sending XHTML as text/html vs. sending XHTML as
> application/xhtml? That's the kind of question the handbook should
> answer. The suggested page provides such information.
>  http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500
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