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Html validation wont pass on javascript onchange

Posted on 2008-06-10
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Hi Im trying to html validation on code on site, with this site for validation the site pass w3schools validation but seo software says I have 52 errors on html validation, i tried 3 validation services only can find one issue not sure how to fix, im also looking for better ways to validate code.

<select name="business_name" onChange="this.form.submit();">
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 Line Column: 190
156 Error: When using embedded events (Event-Handler), script language must be specified within Meta-Tag
(z.B. <meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript">)
or HTTP-Header (Content-Script-Type: text/javascript)
  Error Position: "get"><select name="business_name" onChange="this.form.submit();"  
 
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by:TheAnarchist
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Without seeing the full validation report, I can only make guesses.

From what you've posted, I am assuming that the validator suggested that you needed to specify the script language, and it gave you an example. Have you put that example meta tag in the head of your document, and tried to re-validate?
<meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript">

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by:sajay_j
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Use w3c for validation purpose. The URL follows;
http://validator.w3.org/

Either you need to specify the url or attach the page below. We cannot guess what causes the error..
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In the new version of the validator, they are going one step forward when it comes to validate embedded script attributes. Technicaly there has been a "request" to use a meta tag that describe what kind of script is used for embedded attributes, like "onload" or "onclick", on the page. This "request" was not mandatory to have the page valid but seams to be that now, at least for XHTML.
http://forum.statcounter.com/vb/archive/index.php/t-28939.html

Add the meta tag or change your doctype
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