HTML 5 Code Validation

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    Asked on July 12, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    I use embed for all my forms so I can get them to appear as I want. When I paste the code into my editors, Visual Studio, Dreamweaver and Expression Web, I get HTML 5 Validation errors. For Example you use the following for tables.

    < table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" >

    for HTML 5 this should be;


    or have the CSS code create a class for the table with these parameters.

    One other item, 

    I see you use

    within element this also gives a Validation error;

    "div cannot be nested within element 'label' "

    So my question is, do you not support HTML 5 ?


    I edit the code for Validation

    Thanks, Bob


    Here are some pages that have the code in question;

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    Answered on July 12, 2014 at 02:47 PM

    Hello Bob,

    We do use HTML 5 as much as possible in our forms.

    Which embed code you have used to embed your form in your web page? Please share the web page URL where you have embedded your form and we will take a look.

    We will wait for your response.

    Thank you!

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    Answered on July 12, 2014 at 08:34 PM
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    Answered on July 13, 2014 at 02:26 AM


    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    It is true that there are already obsolete attributes and we are already aware of this. This has been taken into consideration and hopefully, this will be improved in the future. However, Jotform is highly customizable and it is possible to manipulate the HTML code so it passes all the HTML5 checker with different standards. So, the best way to overcome this is to take your form source code and customize it in accordance with the HTML5 rules.

    Thanks and Regards!

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    Answered on July 13, 2014 at 07:42 AM


    I must say over the years I have used JotForm I have been very happy with the quick support and feed back. I always embed my forms to get them to appear just as I want and occasionally I do make changes for validation reasons although they work just fine if left as is.

    I just wanted to give you guys a heads up and can continue to do so if that is beneficial to you, or as you indicated you are already aware of obsolete attribute issues and will address them.

    Thanks for the great support and application.


    Bob for the Agility Association of Canada

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    Answered on July 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    It's always our pleasure to provide a 24/7 support to our users/customers. We always welcome everyone's suggestions, that should help us in many ways. 

    Thank you for using Jotform!