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    Cannot XHTML Validate page with form because of form id field?

    Asked by cuttingloose on June 09, 2010 at 10:00 PM
    Firstly - love jotform and all that it does.

    However I have an issue with the current system, which assigns an all-numeric form id attribute which is necessary for the required field functions to work. However, from the W3C validation standpoint, I cannot validate the pages that I have the jotform code on them because the form ID doest not start with a letter. 

    I searched the forum to see if anyone else had this issue but couldn't find anything. Has this been brought up yet? Is there a spot to suggest changes for future versions if this is not a present issue?

    Thanks again
    Nikki
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    Answered by aytekin on June 10, 2010 at 02:43 AM
    Certainly. I added this to our suggestions list.

    If you use the JavaScript form code instead that shouldn't have this problem. Since it does not have an ID on the code.

    It is the code you see when you click on the "Share Form" button on the form builder.


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    Answered by sandvik on June 10, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    Thank you for adding to suggestions. I am getting hosed by an employer for using something thats not w3c compliant. 

    I am aware of the javascript form code however this is a large form with a heavily customized layout so the full source code must be used.

    Is there anyway to find out if/when this change gets integrated? 

    Thanks Again

    Nikki
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    Answered by aytekin on June 11, 2010 at 02:05 AM
    Yes, when/if we change this I will post it here.
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    Answered by sandvik on June 11, 2010 at 02:58 PM
    Thank you
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    Answered by Puffy on November 10, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    There is another problem in this code

    <script src="http://www.jotform.com/min/g=jotform&3.1.6" type="text/javascript"></script>

    The problem is & is should be &amp;

    One can fix it manually however there is no reason that jotform can't do it soon.
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    Answered by aytekin on November 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    No, that's not true. It should be "&". That's the URL. You should not change that code. Why do you think it is supposed to be "&amp;" ?