[thelist] attribute "SUBJECT" not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!

John Hicks johnlist at gulfbridge.net
Fri May 5 17:59:59 CDT 2006

>> From: Susan Ward
>> attribute "SUBJECT" not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!
>>  This is what I get now what can I change "subject" to to
>> make it work?
>> Error Line 59, column 39: there is no attribute "SUBJECT" .
>>   <div class="gallerycontent" subject="David Goldhagen"
>> align="left" >
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Max Schwanekamp" <lists at neptunewebworks.com>
> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
> Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 12:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [thelist] attribute "SUBJECT" not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!
> What's the purpose of the attribute?  Why would a logical DIVision of the
> page require a subject attribute?  I say just remove it as invalid markup
> and move on.

Susan Ward wrote:
> I'm not sure I get what you mean the div is  gallerycontent  the 
> subject="David Goldhagen" is a list of artist  that creates a menu where you 
> can either manually scroll to their bio or it rotates.
> I don't see how it would work without the artist name appearing on the list 
> or over their work guess you'd have to go to the site to 
> understand.http://www.blueridgemountainarts.com
> Sward


Your script does not validate because it uses invalid syntax. "Subject" 
is not a valid attribute for the div tag. In other words, the Javascript 
programmer cheated a little.

If you check the source for the script, you'll see that you can remove 
the subject attribute at the expense of losing the options in the select 
box at the bottom. ('Subject' is use to build an option tag for each 


Or you can live with a fully functional, non-compliant :o page.

Life is full of choices! Isn't that great?


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