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ThemeProvince says

Validates now? :)

Yep :)

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ThemeBlvd says

@ivor I believe some of the things you’ve listed under unacceptable are no longer required with HTML5 validation. For example, if you have an HTML5 doctype, and you run through the W3C validation, (for example) an image doesn’t need an alt tag, things like that. Am I wrong?

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Landonw says

Mind you the html5 validator is merely experimental, so who knows.

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segen says


@Ivor can you confirm what @wizylabs said? Do themes have to be W3C valid?

Themes and templates have to follow W3C ’s standards, there’s some exception thought.

Unacceptable

  • Duplicated ID’s
  • Typos in tags
  • Tags not closed
  • Improperly nesting tags
  • Capitalizing tags
  • Not encoding special characters (& timthumb for example)
  • Missing alt tag in images
  • Head content must be within the head
  • Improper use of form tags

Acceptable

  • Video embeding
  • Some jQuery plugins can create validation errors

What about HTML5 and CSS3 ?

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Codestar says

Themes and templates have to follow W3C ’s standards, there’s some exception thought.

Unacceptable

  • Duplicated ID’s
  • Typos in tags
  • Tags not closed
  • Improperly nesting tags
  • Capitalizing tags
  • Not encoding special characters (& timthumb for example)
  • Missing alt tag in images
  • Head content must be within the head
  • Improper use of form tags

Acceptable

  • Video embeding
  • Some jQuery plugins can create validation errors

also i think css3 & html5 is available.. example : -moz, -webkit or text-shadow

or not ?

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Ivor Envato team says

You can use HTML5 and CSS3 as much as you like but provide fallbacks if possible. For instance, I’m using a lot of RGBa in my next theme but I’ll provide a nice fallback with png’s for older browsers.

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Ivor Envato team says

@ivor I believe some of the things you’ve listed under unacceptable are no longer required with HTML5 validation. For example, if you have an HTML5 doctype, and you run through the W3C validation, (for example) an image doesn’t need an alt tag, things like that. Am I wrong?

That’s ok but use your common sense on this, the alt attribute is important.

Good articles on this matter:
http://juicystudio.com/article/requiring-alt-attribute-html5.php
http://www.impressivewebs.com/understanding-html5-validation/ ( recommended )

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