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XHTML Validation Errors

Asked 18 Jan 2010 14:59:33
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18 Jan 2010 14:59:33 karl hemmings posted:
Hi there,

I wonder if you could help resolve the issue of XHTML validation errors that occur when using this extension?

Please visit this page where I have added a slideshow:

Please click the link on that page to view the validation errors.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

All the best,
Karl [:I]


Replied 19 Jan 2010 10:21:50
19 Jan 2010 10:21:50 Miroslav Zografski replied:
Hello Karl,

You can avoid some of the error by replacing all ampersands with their HTML equivalent - &
And the other problem that appears in the validation is the embed object, which, if altered will prevent extension from recognizing this element.

We're familiar with this issue and a solution for it will be included in the future update.

Replied 19 Jan 2010 12:25:58
19 Jan 2010 12:25:58 karl hemmings replied:
Hi there,

And thanks for your reply and advice.

You may be interested to know that I have resolved the issue completely.

I did this firstly by following your advice by adding the & where applicable in the code.

I also changed the code completely, and also removed the <embed> tag... and voila!

Here it is in action:

It has no validation errors and is still able to call all the functionality as required.

Here's the edited code snippet for those that may wish to impliment it for themeselves:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
width="468" height="72" id="ttsads">
<param name="FlashVars" value="xmlFile=ttsads.xml&amp;preloaderBackColor=0x0099FF&amp;preloaderBorderColor=0xCCCCCC" />
<param name="movie" value="slideshowpro.swf" />
<param name="allowScriptAcess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="quality" value="best" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" />
<param name="scale" value="noScale" />
<param name="salign" value="TL" />

Best of luck to everyone. This seems to work a charm for me, but always good to hear feedback...

Edited by - karl hemmings on 19 Jan 2010  12:31:08

Edited by - karl hemmings on 19 Jan 2010  12:31:25
Replied 19 Jan 2010 12:55:33
19 Jan 2010 12:55:33 Miroslav Zografski replied:
Hello Karl,

I haven't advised you to remove the <embed> only because I'm not sure that it will work in old browsers. However all modern browsers work with your workaround just fine.

Replied 19 Jan 2010 13:29:32
19 Jan 2010 13:29:32 karl hemmings replied:
Hi Miroslav,

Thanks again for your valuable input. Very much appreciated.

Do you have any idea when a new release would be available for this extension?

All the best!
Replied 19 Jan 2010 13:46:51
19 Jan 2010 13:46:51 Miroslav Zografski replied:
Hello Karl,


Unfortunately no date is scheduled for the update. I'll let you know when more precise info is available.


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