[Seaside] Possible bug with <ul> generation?

Boris Popov boris at deepcovelabs.com
Tue Feb 6 18:59:42 UTC 2007

It is indeed technically invalid, one shouldn't be creating lists
without list elements, this snippet fails to validate for exact this

Line 8 column 8: end tag for "ul" which is not finished.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">

with all 3 xhtml doctypes,

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Frameset//EN"

as well as 3 html doctypes,

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Frameset//EN"


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Subject: Re: [Seaside] Possible bug with <ul> generation?

2007/2/6, Rick Flower <rickf at ca-flower.com>:
> I ran across this last night when perusing the generated code in my
> test-web-app I've been working on (debugging firefox css issues I
> I have a block of code that populates an unordered list (for the
> API).. The unordered list will contain the contents of a shopping
>   In this case if that cart is empty, I should effectively get (in my
> opinion) an empty list..

Wouldn't that be invalid? ul is defined in the XHTML DTD as:
<!ELEMENT ul (li)+>
what means is has to have one or more il child nodes.


> However, what I got was a single "</ul>" and
> nothing more.. I did not get the opening html tag (e.g. <ul>).. I'm
> guessing that the generation of that may be tied to the generation of
> <li> item perhaps.. I've not bothered looking at the code yet.. In
> case I fixed my problem and first check to see if my list is empty or
> not -- if it is then I skip that entire unordered list generation
> thereby getting around the problem.
> Anyway, this is by no means an issue for me and perhaps that's the way
> this is supposed to work, but I thought I'd see if anyone thought it
> might be a bug or not..
> If you need some sample code, I could probably modify one of the
> standard Seaside tests pretty easily..
> P.S. I'm using Seaside 2.6b1.129.0 (1/19/2007) if that helps..
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