Lachlan Cannon wrote: > aardvark wrote: > >> if we stay with HTML for this first pass, then i am fine with leaving >> them... >> >> but let's not get in the habit of just doing things halfway... >> >> [...] >> >> or rather, if we go XHTML, let's *make* the time and run them through >> tidy... i'd rather see it late and correct than on time and wrong... > > > +1 > > Of course, if there's no way to keep comments clean after launch, > that'll be mostly pointless. Is there a drupal way to ensure the > validity / cleanliness of markup to our specified standard? Yep. All content in Drupal can be passed through a "transformation chain", which allows you to perform arbitrary operations on the text in a configurable sequence. So, it's possible to ensure that all content and comments are stored as valid XHTML if needed. > Hey, if there is, we could integrate it into the article approval > queue too, ensuring that people have to have validating articles > before they can be submitted to the editors. That might speed up the > process for the editors somewhat, and (hopefully? ;) ) lead to them > being vetted sooner. There's an HTMLTidy module for Drupal (which I haven't tested) that ought to allow this. Probably worth further investigation. - Seb.