I ‘ve gotten oddly obsessive about webstandards and valid XHTML. The problem is that many of ColdFusion‘s features that make web development easy also make very unstandard xhtml. In order to get this site to validate I had to:
- Replace Flash <cfform> tags with properly styled XHTML forms.
- Remove all <cfdump> tags
- Replace all embedded Flash with Flash embedding using the Satay Method.
- Clean all Movable Type created content.
Finally when all was said and done, I have one page left that won’t validate. It’s a page on which I use <cfchart>. Nothing I’ve been able to do seems to fix that. I know there are plenty of people who don’t think validation is vital but a large company like Macromedia should shoot for valid output.