Last modified: 2005-12-03 15:47:26 UTC
When I run the main page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page through the
w3c's validator the page fails the request.
I also noticed this on the http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_servers page
for example. It seems to be global.
The error returned on _every_ page is:
Line 28, column 34: there is no attribute "name"
<div id="siteNotice"><div name="fundraising" id="fundraising" style="margin-t
You have used the attribute named above in your document, but the document type
you are using does not support that attribute for this element. This error is
often caused by incorrect use of the "Strict" document type with a document that
uses frames (e.g. you must use the "Transitional" document type to get the
"target" attribute), or by using vendor proprietary extensions such as
"marginheight" (this is usually fixed by using CSS to achieve the desired effect
This error may also result if the element itself is not supported in the
document type you are using, as an undefined element will have no supported
attributes; in this case, see the element-undefined error message for further
How to fix: check the spelling and case of the element and attribute, (Remember
XHTML is all lower-case) and/or check that they are both allowed in the chosen
document type, and/or use CSS instead of this attribute.
It seems rather minor, but it would be a shame to break an otherwise standards
complient site with this one error.
Thanks, and have fun.
Thanks for the quick reply Tom.
Well, it works in Firefox, but in IE we have no border around the table.
I can see this becoming an anoying bug.
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Internet Explorer (doesn't work)
Looks like you just have an old cached style sheet or something; on
ctrl+reload it came up with a border, and continues to do so. (IE 6.0, XPSP2)
Well dont I look like a plonker. (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/WikiSaurus:fool)
Now the validator is showing up the same problems on Wiktionary, meta, Wikibooks
(wikibooks main page also has some other errors), Wikiquote, Wikispecies,
Wikinews, Wikisource, and Wikimeda Commons.
I have only run the check on English pages so far.
Have fun coding.
Pages are valid now :)