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onClick does not validate under XHTML Strict

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am one error away from having my new template validate under XHTML 4.01 Strict. I am getting: Line 122, Column 136: there is no attribute "onClick".

Where I use it is in the code snippet.

How can I get this functionality to validate under XHTML Strict?
<a onclick="window.print()" href="#">Print</a>

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Question by:jen4950
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Expert Comment

ID: 21773469
do you have onClick or onclick ? and there is no XHTML 4.01 Strict, only HTML 4.01 Strict and there onclick/all attributes are written in lowecase.
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 21773471
It may not be possible to get it to validate Strict, but this page may lead you to a workaround:

HTH< ~Ray

Author Comment

ID: 21773518
I'm sorry- typo- XHTML 1.0 Strict; I actually used the javascript fix to getaround the _blank target problem; degrades gracefully..

But the onclick problem is a little more elusive.
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Expert Comment

ID: 21773674
also in XHTML the onclick attribute must be written in lowercase.

Author Comment

ID: 21773806
I've got it in lowercase- here's the file: http://vacorp.com/common/index.asp

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alexpercsi earned 2000 total points
ID: 21781034
You can eliminate it altogether:

Just write
<a href="javascript:void(window.print());">Print</a>

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Thank you! Well Done!

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