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Question about validation

Started by on Mar 01, 2013 – Contents updated: Apr 04, 2013

Mar 01, 2013 17:57    

I'm trying to clean up a skin to hopefully submit, but when I ran it through the validator, it gave me two errors that I can't find the code for. I think they're in the basic files, but I'm not sure. The ones I'm getting that I can't find are:

- required attribute "action" not specified
…e a comment</h3><form class="bComment"><div class="comment_disabled_msg"><p>Yo…

- value of attribute "disabled" cannot be "true"; must be one of "disabled"
…="5" name="p" cols="40" disabled="true">You must be logged in to leave a comme…

[url=""]Here's the link to my test blog[/url] so you can see for yourself. There's several errors that are in the posts themselves, including the Photodropper, but I'll be removing those shortly. Any help would be apprecated!

Mar 02, 2013 00:58

you need to add action="something" to <form>

you need to change disabled="true" to disabled="disabled"

Mar 02, 2013 02:57

The problem is that I can't find the forms where those are at. It's not in index file, item_block or feedback includes. 8 just wanted to know what file has them so I can fix it.

Mar 02, 2013 03:55


Mar 02, 2013 16:13

Ok, I still can't find it. I'm guessing it's a variable somewhere, but I can't find where. Also, I checked a couple of the skins that came with b2evo, and their feedback pages give the same two errors.

Mar 03, 2013 05:31

That was an attempt to adjust some of the paramaters to see if I could find the issue. I've removed item_feedback_inc and I'm still getting the error.

Mar 03, 2013 05:34

@dubird wrote earlier:

That was an attempt to adjust some of the paramaters to see if I could find the issue. I've removed item_feedback_inc and I'm still getting the error.

Weird.What's your b2 version ? (it's 4.1.2 as far as i see)

And i see that you have changed your skin.Did that help ?

Btw, does anyone know why my previous post has disappeared ?

Mar 03, 2013 05:39

It's the same skin I've been working on. And I haven't upgraded because I haven't had the chance to back everything up fully yet. Last time I tried to upgrade before I did that, I lost everything. ><

Mar 03, 2013 05:42

Who said anything about upgrading (although it's always useful) ? Ignore my last post, you did NOT change your skin, just your home blog's skin happen to be different from your blog#14 .

Please change your skin to a stock skin like evopress and see if the problem persists.If it does, it might be a bug.

Tried with ?tempskin, seems to be a release bug. You should consider upgrading, even if it's relatively new, 4.1.2 is still a 2 year old relase now.

What do you mean you "lost everything" with your last upgrade

Mar 03, 2013 07:34

Yeah, 14 is my testing blog. I've done various other skins for my use, but as they've been my first trys at making a template for b2evo, they were kinda hacked together. This is the first one I've tried to correct everything on to actually release it.

And last time I updated, I was going from version v2 to v4, and the database got completly screwed up. I think it was actually my server that screwed something up, but it made me a bit more cautious about doing anything major without backing up first.

Mar 04, 2013 16:23

Ok, so updated to 4.1.6, and still getting those validation errors.

Mar 12, 2013 16:06

Anyone have any other suggestions? I'd really like to make this work.

Mar 14, 2013 00:24

In the file /inc/comments/model/_comments.funcs.php
around line 556 you will find:


echo '<form class="bComment">';

around line 576 you will find:


echo '<textarea id="p" class="bComment form_text_areainput" rows="5" name="p" cols="40" disabled="true">'.$disabled_text.'</textarea>';

So you can fix the issues in this file.

Mar 14, 2013 15:27

THANK YOU! Found and fixed! Two more questions:

1. I'm getting a new error:
Error Line 94, Column 606: ID "p" already defined

…/div><div class="input"><textarea id="p" class="bComment form_text_areainput" …

Apparently, it's naming each comment box with the same id, which the validator doesn't like. I can remove that, but it still gives me a warning about it. It doesn't give me any warnings if I set comments to Anybody instead of Registered Users.

2. Will I need to include this file in the completed .zip file, with instructions where to put it?

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