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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Additional unknown text on page Reply with quote

I started to read one of the FAQ's (http://www.security-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=533) and I keep on seeing: #8211, #8217, #8221 etc. throughout the page right in the middle of a sentence. I went here;
http://validator.w3.org/
to validate the page and got; "This page is not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!" along with 97 other errors.
I also went here;
http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
and that also turned up many errors. Is anyone aware of these issues?

BTW, I use a W3C compliant browser; Opera V7.54
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Additional unknown text on page Reply with quote

videobruce wrote:
I started to read one of the FAQ's (http://www.security-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=533) and I keep on seeing: #8211, #8217, #8221 etc. throughout the page right in the middle of a sentence. I went here;
http://validator.w3.org/
to validate the page and got; "This page is not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!" along with 97 other errors.
I also went here;
http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/
and that also turned up many errors. Is anyone aware of these issues?

BTW, I use a W3C compliant browser; Opera V7.54


Hi,

Have you tried other browsers like IE or Firefox, to see the results using those browsers?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same thing in Mozilla! I don't use Idiot Exploiter. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello videobruce, thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Actually the post in question is just another normal post, that is, it was posted by a SFDC user like all the normal posts here. The unusual codes which you saw were there because they had been typed into the post by its author.

I have edited the post to fix the formatting, thank you for pointing it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran across something as this before where extra characters were in a web page.
Are you aware of the validation results of this site?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed we are aware of it, actually it is not an issue specific to SFDC but rather to the software which runs our forum, the well known phpBB. It would seem that sadly, the pages it generates are not exactly standards compliant...

You can verify this by checking the HTML validity of other phpBB forums. For example, you can click here to check the HTML validity of phpBB's own support forums (which obviously run on phpBB).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This software and V Bulletin both fail these validations, but neither have a problem with Opera.
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