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gossymer ([personal profile] gossymer) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2009-05-01 10:21 pm

Markup for formatting bio content on profiles

This is sort of a follow up to the post a while back by [personal profile] alittlebirdy

I wanted to ravamp my profile bio before importing entries, comments etc. into my DW account. However, I've found that table formatting via html (such as colors for backgrounds/borders) and even certain things like font-size gets ignored in div tags et all.

Is there anywhere we can find what markup would be accepted instead of having to test each line of HTML code? I've noticed that while other bugs with the bio seem to be assigned, this one doesn't seem to be listed and there doesn't look to be anyone working on it (unless I've missed it ^^)

I'd actually been hoping to have a bit of css as an option for bios but I'll take just getting the old markup to work instead XD
wychwood: Fraser flies for truth, justice, and the Canadian way (due South - Fraser Canadian way)

[personal profile] wychwood 2009-05-02 10:26 am (UTC)(link)
This is a known issue; I'm not certain what's being done about it, but it should be fixed at some point!
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[personal profile] muridae 2009-05-02 12:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Dreamwidth seems to be validating as XHTML 1.0 Strict rather than the XHTML 1.0 Transitional that the LiveJournal profile page used. It's therefore a lot more fussy that you move presentation to CSS... obviously tricky until the bug is fixed.

This list might be useful as a starting point:

http://24ways.org/2005/transitional-vs-strict-markup
turlough: branches with red leaves against a blue autumn sky (dreams of time and space)

[personal profile] turlough 2009-05-02 03:01 pm (UTC)(link)
It's in the Known Issues under 'Profile' so I suspect it's being worked on but probably not highly prioritized right now.