xiven.com stating the blatantly obvious since 2002


Why are rows and cols required attributes for the <textarea> element in both HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.1? I thought we were supposed to be separating presentation from content here....

On an entirely related matter, the comments form currently doesn't validate didn't validate (does now) . ☺

In other news I'm back from a short break in the lovely Peak District. Some selected pictures may follow.

Posted: 2003-02-23 14:25:09 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (0) | Comments (7)




  • Phil (2003-02-24 01:00:35 UTC)

    Selected photos may follow? Please god no....won't somebody please think of the children. (Except the cool photo of the road)

  • Phil (2003-02-24 01:03:13 UTC)

    Can you please put a reminder, or frankly fill in the text field with "http://" for filling in the website address in a comment. Forms always do the wrong one to what you think and as I cant edit a comment, I need to not be dumb the first time.

    Also why is this box like 1200 pixels wide? I really doubt that it needs to be.

  • mw (2003-02-24 01:42:02 UTC)

    I get an xml parsing error when I try to read your blog with Phoenix.
    This seems to be the problem:<a href="http://&quot"> Line Number 53, Column 178:
    Mabe just use good old html ;)

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-02-24 01:55:23 UTC)

    And there was I thinking that by disabling HTML in comments, no-one could possibly break the XHTML validity. Sadly the hyperlink auto-detection code got a bit over-zealous when it saw the http:// in the previous 2 posts and broke everything. Fun fun fun.

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-02-24 06:02:12 UTC)

    Ok it's all fixed. As for just using HTML, well the number one reason for existence of this weblog in XHTML format is so that I can discover the various pitfalls of using XHTML and then figure out how to work around these problems. Like this one.

  • Basil Crow (2003-03-03 18:36:09 UTC)

    Just wondering, what is "SkCore v0.1"? I can't Google it.

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-03-04 06:01:18 UTC)

    Hehe, it's an entirely made-up term. It's the name that I gave to the base code behind this site (a few of my little projects are based on this code also). However it will soon be superceeded by a new code base (OmoiCore) when I next redo this site (I'm never entirely happy with it).