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RE: Google Searchbox Not Validating as HTML5

From: Mark Rogers <mark.rogers@powermapper.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:35:38 -0500
To: Julian P <cool.classic.cb@gmail.com>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1F68EA0E0CBFBE44A9A64274E1AC01A12A00B1F330@DFW1MBX23.mex07a.mlsrvr.com>
The custom tag doesn't validate since it's not part of HTML5. Google have some instructions for replacing the custom tag with HTML5 valid code here:

Best Regards

Mark Rogers - mark.rogers@powermapper.com
PowerMapper Software Ltd - www.powermapper.com 
Registered in Scotland No 362274 Quartermile 2 Edinburgh EH3 9GL 

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian P [mailto:cool.classic.cb@gmail.com] 
Sent: 01 July 2015 00:22
To: www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Google Searchbox Not Validating as HTML5

Hi!  I have added the Google searchbox to my HTML5 site. When I go to the W3C validator I get an error: 'element gcse:search not allowed as child of element div in this context'. I was instructed by Google to put the script in a div, and cannot get the searchbox to work without it. My code is below.
Many thanks!  Julian

<div id="searchbox">    
       (function() {    
            var cx = '014531685129972083622:vk5kxnojpx0';    
            var gcse = document.createElement('script');    
            gcse.type = 'text/javascript';    
            gcse.async = true;    
            gcse.src = (document.location.protocol == 'https:' ? 'https:' :
'http:') + '//www.google.com/cse/cse.js?cx=' + cx;

            var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];

            s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s);


    <gcse:search> </gcse:search>    
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