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Old 12 Nov 2007, 12:08
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Add some HTML entities

Not really important, but the vB.org homepage isn't XHTML valid because a lot of missing &'s (and the missing XML namespace attribute in the html tag, like on all vBulletin pages). It could be fixed in 10 minutes, so why not?

Another small thing: the MOTM and BOTM logos are missing an alternative description. Empty alt attributes are a bit meaningless.

/me loves W3C compliancy
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Old 12 Nov 2007, 12:58
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I agree with you Jelle. When you run sites as big as this you should do everything to make it as accessible to the large majority of users as possible. Fortunately one of the vB.org admins (Princeton) seems to be take accessibilty/usablity fairly seriously which is rather refreshing so I fully expect it to be fixed
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Old 12 Nov 2007, 12:58
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/me does not care much about W3C. If it works then that's good enough for me

Still, as you say, I expect Joe may take a look at some of them.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 08:42
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* Paul M does not care much about W3C. If it works then that's good enough for me


Still, as you say, I expect Joe may take a look at some of them.
That's a pretty narrow-minded and naive attitude to those with disabilities Paul
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 14:15
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Nice try Dean, but I'm not going to bite at such a cheap shot.

As already stated, Joe generally handles the html side of vb.org, and will no doubt take a look at the issues mentioned.
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Old 13 Nov 2007, 15:17
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updated

Another small thing: the MOTM and BOTM logos are missing an alternative description. Empty alt attributes are a bit meaningless.
alternative text is not required for these images; hence, why it's a "null" value (alt="")

ALT text is primarily used whenever image is not displayed. In our case, it's not needed as the "block" is already defined. eg. BOTM Poll, MOTM Poll

ALT text is also recommend for accessibility. But many misunderstand its use and actually make things worse for the reader. In our case (the portal images), if we were to add ALT text we would actually duplicate content making it difficult for the reader to follow.

I have however - added a title="" to the image.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 11:45
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i second Joe !!!

actually, using the alt and title for images is only needed for identification. alt is for usability, while title is for identification... you do not need the alt when the image is just for look. if it is for navigation, like buttons and arrows, you have to identify it or it will mess the use of it.. like alt="new thread button", not alt="this button is used to post a new thread" ... and the title is an addition to the alt... so if you duplicate it, like alt="new thread button", it is breaking its usability...

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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:24
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If it's for looks, then it shouldn't be a foreground image in the first place.
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Old 14 Nov 2007, 12:27
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If it's for look, then it shouldn't be a foreground image in the first place.
exactly... viva CSS !!... the problem is that we know the war between tables and css, and until microsoft stop providing horrible web editors, we will continue that war.
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Don't you mean horrible type web browsers (ie, many versions of Internet Explorer) rather than web editors? Because FrontPage is officially dead now, and the replacement is supposedly better at valid HTML and CSS.
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thanks you ! very good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 13 Dec 2007, 16:57
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Another thing: the modification threads aren't valid

There's some strange piece of code in it when you are logged out:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

instead of

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

There are also some other errors in it (some always, some only when you are logged out, some only when you are logged in).
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Originally Posted by RS_Jelle View Post
Another thing: the modification threads aren't valid

There's some strange piece of code in it when you are logged out:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

instead of

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

There are also some other errors in it (some always, some only when you are logged out, some only when you are logged in).
Bump, easy to fix

Another thing: change the meta description, which isn't very descriptive at the moment.
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Bump, easy to fix
Not if you cant actually find it, where is this exactly ?
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http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=120122 for example

It doesn't seem to appear in all mod threads.
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