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Bug 11850 - Website isn't W3C-compliant
Summary: Website isn't W3C-compliant
Alias: None
Product: Websites
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Kurt Lieber (RETIRED)
: 13902 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-12-09 11:41 UTC by Michiel de Bruijne
Modified: 2003-07-17 09:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Michiel de Bruijne 2002-12-09 11:41:30 UTC
The mainpage ( isn't W3C-compliant and all 
links on it neither. Mostly one-liners so this should be easy to fix. The 
documentation-pages however have more incompliant lines. Compliancy can be 
checked on Maybe some kind of QA-tool should check 
W3C-compliancy before commiting to CVS.
Comment 1 Michiel de Bruijne 2002-12-09 11:49:58 UTC
I'm sorry if this is against Gentoo-policy but I'm re-assigning this bug to because it seems that Sherman Boyd 
( isn't (temporarily) active on the website/documentation. 
Comment 2 Eric Stockbridge 2002-12-10 21:31:46 UTC
actually this is no small fix.
the site is generated on the fly from XML, this is a known issue that I am
working on and I intend it to be part of the redesign, the stylesheets will have
to be majorly overhauld if not redone to fix thins. however this is a priority
for me.
thank you for noticing tho :)
Comment 3 Eric Stockbridge 2003-01-15 16:08:15 UTC
*** Bug 13902 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2003-01-15 16:31:23 UTC
Well, the valign/align-mixup is easy to fix and would make our start-page valid.
Should i fix them in CVS or are there any reasons why I shouldn't do so? (Never
did something on the web-pages, so I don't know how this system works exactly)
Comment 5 D.A.M. Revok 2003-03-10 20:42:00 UTC
I don't know if you've seen it from KDE 3.0.1 ( Slackware 8, or is it 8.1..hmm ), but the install-instructions are paragraph-on-single-line, so ALL reading is side-scrolling...

Just on a lark, I tried viewing it in mozilla 1.2.1, and mozilla compensates, so maybe you don't see how utterly broken the user's view can be, from within your browsers...

( the times web-sites looked super-wrong on some version of KDE's Konq when no-body else noticed... )

this's only a FYI, eh?

Comment 6 Kurt Lieber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-07-17 09:40:38 UTC
W3C-compliancy is something we strive for, but do not require 100% adherence to.  Being W3C compliant is one of many aspects that we consider when creating new web pages and designs.  

marking as wontfix simply because achieving W3C compliancy will be an ongoing, rathre than a concerted effort.  Thus, we are not saying that we *will not* be W3C compliant -- merely that it will be a gradual effort over time.