Forum .LRN Q&A: HTML Validation icon for theme-zen
Now that user pages in a .LRN installation that uses theme-zen validate against HTML 4.01 Strict, I think we should advertise the world and add the Validation icon to the footer.
Validation Icons: http://www.w3.org/QA/Tools/Icons
Which one should we pick, the gold or the blue one? :)
Anyhow it can be changed very easily, just remove "-blue" in the src of the image.
I added it and committed to oacs-5-4 branch.
Very few platform actually check the validity of the HTML entered by users but if the platform itself produces valid HTML, they claim it. Why won't we?
I just checked the commit and noticed that emma has <div id="footer-icons"> </div>. That was nice. Allows me to include a display: none on that div in the css when we move that to our install (I dislike the look of those icons and they take up a lot of space). Thanks Emma.
Yes, most people that have that on sites where they don't have control of user input are lying, but there are people who do validate user supplied content. The simple way of validating (throwing an error message and asking the user to clean it up) creates problems when people cut/paste into wysiwig forms (95% of the population doesn't know what to do when confronted with invalid code error message when all they want to do is post some content).
Please take this feedback with a grain of salt. The icon is secondary to the work you have done on getting this done. Congratulations.
Of course Carl. To see the icon feels good though :). Anyway, checking user content will be the next step for sure.
... then we'll add next to the icon "and now it's true". Just kidding :)