[theme-reviewers] TDC: W3C Validation and WordPress Shortcodes
edward.caissie at gmail.com
Sun Jul 4 00:06:09 UTC 2010
When I test for validation, I generally use a simpler page and not the full
generated content created by the index.php template file.
Especially given the known issues of [gallery] and other embedded objects, I
will test the "About" page for validity in most cases.
The CSS validator will usually just read the stylesheet and not the content,
and (X)HTML will for the most part be similar enough on a page of text as
any other view to see if it will validate.
Not accepting a theme because the test data will not validate just doesn't
add up to me, so to be quite honest I rarely test for full vaildation.
On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM, Simon Prosser <pross at pross.org.uk> wrote:
> On 04/07/2010 00:04, Chip Bennett wrote:
> > Good evening, Theme Reviewers!
> > I'm back with more... this time, looking at W3C validation of the unit
> > data. I'm sure this information isn't new to some/most/all of you, but:
> > WordPress [gallery] shortcode and video embeds do not validate, nor does
> > default markup generated by comment_form().
> > The [gallery] shortcode adds <style> inside <body> instead of inside
> <head> (I
> > understand the reason why; nevertheless, it still results in invalid
> > The embeds add undefined attributes.
> > comment_form() adds aria-required attributes (draft attributes; not yet
> > standard) to required form fields.
> > Are these validation errors anything to be concerned about with respect
> > theme review? Or, should we just expect them beforehand, and check for
> > other errors?
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> Evening Chip!
> 'aria' validates if using html5.
> [gallery] tag like you say will never validate, there are a couple of
> tickets in trac with suggested workarounds, hopefully they will be
> adopted before long.
> I reworked the tag in my theme along with the youtube/googlevideo
> shortags and now it all validates :) I may release the code as a 'this
> will fix wordpress' kind of plugin.
> i always validate one of the pages that does not contain the gallery and
> ignore the two 'aria' errors.
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