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Re: [NH] form validation error - What to do?

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  • Ed Brown
    Mike check this out. It seems that wrap may not be official and if it is not it will not validate. http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/forms/_TEXTAREA_WRAP.html
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 12, 2004
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      Mike check this out. It seems that wrap may not be official and if it is
      not it will not validate.
      http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/forms/_TEXTAREA_WRAP.html

      Mike Breiding - Morgantown WV wrote:

      > I ran this through the W3C Markup Validation Service it returned the report
      > below.
      > Any ideas on the importance of this and what to do, if anything to
      > correct it would be appreciated.
      > The file in question is attached.
      > -Mike
      > =================
      >
      > 1. Line 82, column 81: there is no attribute "WRAP"
      >
      > ...NAME="post" ROWS="10" COLS="50" WRAP="virtual">
      >
      > You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the
      > document type you are using does not support that attribute for this
      > element. This error is often caused by incorrect use of the "Strict"
      > document type with a document that uses frames (e.g. you must use the
      > "Transitional" document type to get the "target" attribute), or by using
      > vendor proprietary extensions such as "marginheight" (this is usually fixed
      > by using CSS to achieve the desired effect instead).
      >
      > This error may also result if the element itself is not supported in
      > the document type you are using, as an undefined element will have no
      > supported attributes; in this case, see the element-undefined error message
      > for further information.
      >
      > How to fix: check the spelling and case of the element and
      > attribute, (Remember XHTML is all lower-case) and/or check that they are
      > both allowed in the chosen document type, and/or use CSS instead of this
      > attribute.
      > ===========
      > <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0
      > Transitional//EN""http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
      >
      > CSE HTML Validator Lite - it's free:
      > http://home.earthlink.net/~5wink/dl/cselite652.exe
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    • thefrank
      hi mike, yes. if the validator references an unsupported attribute then simply remove the offending attribute and test again. also, the standard DOCTYPE is
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 12, 2004
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        hi mike,

        yes. if the validator references an unsupported attribute then simply
        remove the offending attribute and test again.

        also, the standard DOCTYPE is unsupported in some browsers, notably
        several flavors of IE. the fix is to use:

        <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

        as your declaration. apparently this solves the browser problem and
        also validates as correct HTML. you may also want to upgrade your
        code to at least HTML 4.01 and then validate, usually as
        Transitional. there are more attributes available, although WRAP is
        not.

        regards,

        tf

        http://www.thefrank.com
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