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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2007, 02:06:34 AM »
When you validator online, click the 'Show Source' button and Revalidate. It will then give you links to the shown source code so you can see exactly where it is in your source.  If it's a local hosted copy, you can use such things like FireFox and Web Developer tool to validate local hosted copies.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2007, 02:17:21 AM »
lol ICH, i sure will, hold on, they are comming, and thank you very much.. you can expect a tut out of me on this, i can promise..  ;)
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2007, 02:24:02 AM »
When you validator online, click the 'Show Source' button and Revalidate. It will then give you links to the shown source code so you can see exactly where it is in your source.  If it's a local hosted copy, you can use such things like FireFox and Web Developer tool to validate local hosted copies.

i dont have it set up like that, Rumbaar.. if i knew how to set up local, i'd love that too.. will try what you are saying too.. i thought bout the tidy clean up thing, but was too nervous as it is on line lol..
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2007, 02:54:12 AM »
Yeah on my test server, the localhost validator is a godsent.  Which I only found in the last week :) The good thing with that is that it even does content that would normal be hidden on a normal validation, like things that only show up when logged in.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2007, 01:39:50 AM »
where did you get the localhost validation?? i think i had a copy somewhere, but i have searched and cant find mine.. of and i have the xamp up now woohoo!! ;)
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2007, 02:06:25 AM »
Well with the Web Developer toolbar for FireFox.  Under the Tools options you'll see Validate Local HTML (Ctrl+Shift+A).  The benefit of this method, even for live sites, it that it validates the pages current source.  So if you are accessing content that is normally hidden to guest (which a normal web validation views as) it will all be validated.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2007, 06:07:18 AM »
i have that Rumbaar lol.. the dom thing?? ok will check there thanks.. ;)
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2007, 06:21:05 AM »
This is what I'm talking about Web Developer
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2007, 06:45:09 AM »
yep Rumbaar, i have that.. it shows on the top of my firefox  ;) thanks a bunch.. you have really helped me on this..  :D
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2008, 03:28:36 PM »
- Templates must contain valid HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Template files must be valid to HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 Transitional. Tags must be in lowercase, and line breaks (<br>) must be closed (<br />), for more information this should help for XHTML 1.0 Transitional.

You say that themes can be valid HTML 4.01 but also say that tags should be in lower case. I don't think this makes sense Gary, as you know the HTML 4.01 specification allows the use of capital letter tags. I think that either HTML 4.01 shouldn't be allowed or the lower-case rule should be removed.

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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2008, 05:35:56 PM »
Also I think if you use self closing tags like <br /> it will no longer be valid HTML 4.01.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2008, 09:42:57 PM »
Let's just use HTML5.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2008, 12:25:33 AM »
Why not just create our own HTML standard? :P
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2008, 12:56:12 AM »
Oh we are already. And everyone hates it. Which is why we should shift to a proper one ;)
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #34 on: January 07, 2008, 02:03:08 AM »
Oh we are already. And everyone hates it. Which is why we should shift to a proper one ;)

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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2008, 07:50:21 AM »
its not a massive point but can we ask theme authors to make sure the version tag in the theme_info.xml be the version of smf your forum will work with.

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<version>1.1.4</version>
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<version>1</version>
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<version>a</version>

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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2008, 10:05:19 AM »
Im making my first theme and i got 18 XHTML errors :(

Can somebody help?
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2008, 10:11:32 AM »
The validator will usually tell you what's wrong.
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2008, 10:47:45 AM »
Aha, no errors and submitted ;)
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Re: Theme Authors: Theme Approval Guidelines
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2008, 04:44:45 PM »
A change and addition to the guidelines has been made. Please make sure you are following the guidelines. Thank you.
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