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blabus
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Have a look! :

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fthemeforest.net%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

How dare they require validation on every theme!

Just kidding of course, and it’s kind of a rap against validation, as ThemeForest works flawlessly in all the major browsers, even with its 70+ “errors”. :)

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BroOf
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Haha :D had to laugh loud! Irony!

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Saturndesigns
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Haha :D had to laugh loud! Irony!

+1

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Ivor
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They don’t sell this ‘ThemeForest Site’ theme, we the authors sell quality, the buyers are our clients and of course, every single theme must be valid and clean because we are selling stuff… For example:

- If I have a cloth store in a mall, a mall with dirty bathrooms I have to sell all the pants and t-shirts clean despite all the shit. ;)

cheers.-

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jremick
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google.com, yahoo.com and bing.com are a few other sites that don’t validate either. When you can validate then do so, when validation gets in the way of functionality or something else reasonable then do without it.

In the case of templates at Theme Forest, there are many that don’t validate. Know why? Because there are many authors that use IE “hacks”, CSS3 , etc. which are acceptable. Simple mistakes aren’t acceptable though. ;-)

My own blog doesn’t validate because I use noscript tags in the head section within my own little hack if visitors don’t have javascript. Otherwise it would validate normally.

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Ivor
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That’s right… CSS3 doesn’t validate, but this?

Line 235, Column 104: required attribute “alt” not specified Line 326, Column 62: required attribute “alt” not specified < img src=”/new/site_themeforest.net/home/3.jpg”/ > <—alt=”” tag missing :P

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Eight7Teen
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That’s right… CSS3 doesn’t validate, but this? Line 235, Column 104: required attribute “alt” not specified Line 326, Column 62: required attribute “alt” not specified < img src=”/new/site_themeforest.net/home/3.jpg”/ > <—alt=”” tag missing

Yep, I would say that’s one of those “simple mistakes”...

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jremick
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Yep, I would say that’s one of those “simple mistakes”...

lol, I’d have to agree. If I could fix it I would. :-(

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Ivor
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We’re humans :) we made mistakes, Collis and Jeffrey fix this please :D

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CreatingDrew
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On their list of things to do, I am betting that fixing one of the alt tags on an image is pretty low ;)

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