Some website problems

Anderson Lizardo andersonlizardo at
Sat Aug 2 13:35:37 PDT 2003

Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> It's an interesting solution though, if you could get it to work
> though. I'm not familiar with the doctype, I just know how to write
> webpages and make them validate.

I've done some testing/researching and discovered a real problem. Good 
news: it's (another) bug with opensp.

Line 28, column 12: there is no attribute "name" (explain...). 
  <form name="language_form" method="post" action="">

This bug affects XHTML validation through 
(actually, W3C validator is a frontend to opensp).

OpenSP handles absolute and relative URIs incorretly. See 
for more details about this bug. Note that this is problem with opensp 
parser and _not_ with XHTML DTD (as I said before). Here is a diff of a 
workaround for this bug:

--- xhtml11.dtd 2003-08-02 14:49:43.000000000 -0400
+++ xhtml11-fixed.dtd   2003-08-02 15:32:40.000000000 -0400
@@ -99,7 +99,7 @@
 <!ENTITY % xhtml-model.mod
      PUBLIC "-//W3C//ENTITIES XHTML 1.1 Document Model 1.0//EN"
-            "xhtml11-model-1.mod" >
+            "" >

 <!-- Modular Framework Module (required) ......................... -->
 <!ENTITY % xhtml-framework.module "INCLUDE" >

Line 40, column 32: there is no attribute "onChange" (explain...). 
   <select name="menu1" onChange="MM_jumpMenu('parent',this,1)">

Your fault! ;-). XHTML is case-sensitive. Modify onChange to onchange.

> I think I'm better off writing a javascript dropdown menu instead of
> a form; this wouldn't require any server-side processing and would
> work better in links/lynx too (this is important, considering the
> audience for LFS).

After all my hard researching! (just kidding!) ;-)

If this is a better implementation, I agree. But I'm interested in see 
if my fix works now. I've attached modified test.html and xhtml11.dtd 
files. Put them on-line to see if test.html validate now.

PS.: I will send a patch to w3c-validator maintainers to workaround the 
bug above and to not show that (incorrect) error again.

PS2: A hint: to validate documents off-line, use this command:

onsgmls -c /usr/share/sgml/OpenSP-1.5/xml.soc test.html >/dev/null

But you still have to be connected to do this, because onsgmls will 
fetch the DTDs on-the-fly.
Anderson Lizardo

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