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Re: [VE][64] Validator parses <.....> inside <script></script> need advise

From: Jesper <struktor@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 02:19:00 +0100
Message-ID: <45AECB04.3020008@gmail.com>
To: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>, www-validator@w3.org

Hi David,

Thank you for the fast reply, I was aware of the  <![CDATA[/*> code as 
it is mentioned on W3's page here http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.8 but 
this doesn't work, when I add it then the code is hidden from the page, 
and hence useless :)
I usually avoid javascripts unless they are 100% required, and I know 
that DynamicDrive isn't the best source, but it was the only I could 
find that worked with both MSIE and Firefox, and as my self, I tend to 
forget stuff easily, which is why the bookmark reminder is there :P

After reading the section you pointed me to at  
http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml I learned that Scripts that use 
document.write() will not work in XHTML contexts.  (You have to use DOM 
Core methods.), I never heard of that, can it really be true and do you 
know of the Dom Core method? Cause  I don't think that I do.
In any case if I can not get it to work, I have to find a different 
solution or simply remove it from the site(s), as there is nothing more 
annoying than broken websites (speaking from experience as a 
Linux/Firefox user).

I am not sure what you meant with:
> Why would activating the "Download File" function in my browser do
> anything related to bookmarking?
Activating what download file ?

Kind regards

David Dorward wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 06:04:42AM +0100, Jesper wrote:
>> I have without luck many a' times tried to resolve this problem with a 
>> little javascript snippet to add a page to bookmarks/favorites, I need some 
>> advise, the best answer for me is ofcourse the solution since I have 
>> already read tons of pages including http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.8 
>> without being able to find a workable solution
> "An alternative is to use external script and style documents." is
> mentioned at the URL referenced and is a reasonable solution.
> There's always the hixie method though:
> http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml (first mention under "specific
> problems")
>> The javascript: which is from dynamicdrive
> FWIW, I'm yet to see any code from that site which I would be
> comfortable using on a public website.
>> <body>
>>   <script type="text/javascript">document.write(<a class='allw' 
>> href="javascript:bookmarksite('Jesper\'s Site 
>> [luvaduck.homelinux.org]','http://luvaduck.homelinux.org')"><span 
>> class='xscb'>Never forget this site, Bookmark it now !</span></a>);</script>
> ... I know how to use the bookmark function in my browser. I suspect
> that people who don't know how would have trouble using it to get back
> the site.
>>   <noscript><p class="xsyc">Javascript is disabled in your browser, Press 
>> CTRL+D to bookmark this site now!</p></noscript>
> Why would activating the "Download File" function in my browser do
> anything related to bookmarking?
> (See previous comment regarding quality of code at dynamic drive)
Received on Thursday, 18 January 2007 01:19:14 UTC

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