Elgg core produces invalid XHTML
|Reported by:||aszepeshazi||Owned by:|
|Severity:||major||Keywords:||w3c, standards compliant, web standards|
Checked a couple of Elgg pages in the W3C validator http://validator.w3.org/), with the following results:
http://elgg.skawa.hu/ (my own Elgg testsite) - 18 errors
http://elgg.skawa.hu/pg/file/use[svn:20]/read/506/raymond-cvikota - 25 Errors, 18 warnings
http://community.elgg.org/ - 35 errors, 1 warning
http://community.elgg.org/pg/groups/forum/15815/ - 194 Errors, 190 warnings
http://community.elgg.org/mod/plugins/world.php - 40 Errors, 6 warning(s)
http://community.elgg.org/mod/groups/discussions.php -165 Errors, 82 warning(s)
I realize that a number of the errors come from plugins (like the groups plugin), but the core has it's share of invalid markup as well. As I see, every single page rendered by Elgg breaks XHTML validity.
A couple of these XHTML errors are quite serious:
- duplicated ids
- mismatched <td> and <tr> tags
- unencoded links having special characters (i.e. ampersand)
- misplaced <div>, <h3>, etc tags
Sorry that I'm unable to give very specific report on where and what tags are broken, but as of the moment this seems a system-wide issue for me. My best bet would be to go through all pages in a validator, one by one.
If you're unable to address this in the near future, I will have some spare time next month, and will be happy to assist with it.
Change History (4)
comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by lynnpauls
- Keywords w3c, standards compliant, web standards added
- Priority changed from trivial to major