[thelist] Form wont validate in XHTML 1.1

Vlad Alexander (XStandard) vlad.alexander at xstandard.com
Sat Oct 30 22:23:04 CDT 2004

Hi Julia,

1. The <form> element is a block elements so it cannot go inside a <p> tag.

2. You should also have a "method" attribute on the <form> element.

3. And you should have an "alt" attribute on the submit button.

4. You should have a <label> for each form control.

XStandard XHTML (Strict or 1.1) WYSIWYG Editor

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Julia" <julia at juliadesigns.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 9:14 PM
Subject: [thelist] Form wont validate in XHTML 1.1

> Hello again,
> My page was valid XHTML 1.1 until I decided to add a form for a site search 
> facility to it.
> Naturally the validator has had the vapours, and is throwing up all sorts 
> of error messages which frankly, I cant make head nor tail of!
> Can some kind soul please tell me where I am going wrong with my code?
> I am including the relevant  code below, and you can see the actual page at 
> http://www.jewelswebgraphics.com/
> It is the searchbox at the bottom of the centre column.
> thanks very much...
> Julia
> <div class="searchbox">
> <p><form action="/cgi-sys/entropysearch.cgi">
> <input type="text" name="query" value="" />
> <input type="hidden" name="user" value="*****" />
> <input type="hidden" name="basehref" value="http://jewelswebgraphics.com" />
> <input type="hidden" name="template" value="default" />
> <input type="submit" value="Search" />
> </form></p>
> </div>
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