HRWiki:Validation committee

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The validation committee helps to ensure that all wiki pages validate as proper XHTML and CSS. This means stripping out bad code, replacing it with good code, and helping to educate our community on what tags can and can't be used in valid code.


[edit] Tasks

[edit] First order of business — font tags

There are many <font color="red">text</font> tags hanging out here and there. Many people are using them in their sigs. Since font tags are allowed in XHTML 1.0 Transitional, it's okay if people want to continue using them, but they should make sure to enclose the color declaration in quotation marks to keep things valid. However, we should try to switch everyone to <span style="color:#rgb;">text</span>. This method is much more forward compatible.

[edit] Second order of business — tag ordering

Another major problem that people tend to do is end their tags in the wrong order. For example, someone might put ''[[Homestar Runner'']]. This causes major issues with XHTML (or any HTML for that matter) and should be rectified to ''[[Homestar Runner]]''.

[edit] Tools

[edit] Firefox validation extension

The HTML Validator is available for Mozilla Firefox users. It uses a built-in parser to check the validity of a page as after it is rendered; the results of which are displayed in the status bar. This extension is recommended for all validation committee members who use Firefox.

[edit] Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

Similar functionality can be enabled in Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 by using the Developer Toolbar. This toolbar allows a user to open the W3C validation for that page. Users of Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 now may access this functionality by pressing F12. An user can then open the "Validate" menu located at the top of the window, and choose "HTML".

[edit] Opera validation

The Opera browser can open a W3C validation of the current page. It is available in the contextual menu within the page view.

[edit] Online Validator

Pages may be validated online using the W3C Validation Tool.

[edit] Members

  1. JoeyDay 18:39, 13 April 2005 (UTC)
  2. Tom 18:45, 13 April 2005 (UTC)
  3. The Paper 23:00, 13 April 2005 (UTC)
  4. Rob 02:46, 16 April 2005 (UTC)
  5. Ed smildE 20:55, 16 April 2005 (UTC)
  6. woddfellow2 08:25, 19 April 2005 (UTC)
  7. firefoxman 00:11, 30 April 2005 (UTC)
  8. Stinkoman K 22:33, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
  9. AtionSong 18:52, 24 December 2005 (UTC)
  10. Jweb Guru 17:42, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
  11. Phlip 01:58, 27 February 2006 (UTC)
  12. Jmoney 19:38, 21 November 2006 (EST)
  1. Ten Ten 03:16, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
  2. Techgeekmbg 19:40, 18 June 2007 (EST)
  3. Foop 5:13, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  4. slipknot6477 14:07, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
  5. Wichesbrew82 00:07, 11 February 2008 (UTC)
  6. DevonM 3:17, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
  7. MichaelXX2 15:03, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  8. Bluebry 00:38, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
  9. Sylar 20:38, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
  10. Thy Not Dennis 21:38, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
  11. That'sBupkis 01:15, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
  12. Soiled Bargains 02:41, 17 December 2010 (UTC)
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