[theforum] URL Schemas & missing data

aardvark evolt at roselli.org
Mon Dec 6 18:11:49 CST 2004

Lachlan Cannon wrote:
> aardvark wrote:
>> if we stay with HTML for this first pass, then i am fine with leaving 
>> them...
>> but let's not get in the habit of just doing things halfway...
>> [...]
>> or rather, if we go XHTML, let's *make* the time and run them through 
>> tidy... i'd rather see it late and correct than on time and wrong...
> +1

i appreciate the agreement... glad to hear i'm not being too 

> Of course, if there's no way to keep comments clean after launch, 
> that'll be mostly pointless. Is there a drupal way to ensure the 
> validity / cleanliness of markup to our specified standard?

if garret can fire Tidy on the input of the data, can't we find a way to 
fire Tidy on submission of data?

> Hey, if there is, we could integrate it into the article approval queue 
> too, ensuring that people have to have validating articles before they 
> can be submitted to the editors. That might speed up the process for the 
> editors somewhat, and (hopefully? ;) ) lead to them being vetted sooner.




wouldn't that be freaking lovely? having it auto-clean on submit would 
be a dream, i say...

i can't tell you how many saturday mornings i pissed away fixing some 
hack HTML in article submissions...

not that i've done that in a year or something...

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