Simplish version 2.1.9

Posted by – May 26, 2009

Simplish 2.1.9 is available, bringing just a few minor updates along on the roughly-monthly schedule:

Download Simplish version 2.1.9 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.

Deleting your existing Simplish install directory and replacing it wholesale, rather than overwriting it, will help prevent any possible template conflicts resulting from the file rename.

3 Comments on Simplish version 2.1.9

  1. josh says:

    A known issue in Simplish v2.1.9 with WordPress ≥2.8 is that the get_search_form function produces output using a role attribute not yet valid for XHTML 1.0. Role is apparently part of (the stillborn?) XHTML 2.

    So pages will fail most validators because of the search box in the sidebar.

    No fix or change is planned for this issue. It will be remedied upstream in the core WordPress code.

  2. josh says:

    Discussion of the invalid attribute role is here.

  3. josh says:

    After Brianna enlightened me a bit on the WAI-ARIA proposals, I finally had time to get some education on the specifics of the role attribute.

    While the W3C validator will flunk the role attribute, several other validators tentatively accept the proposed additions. The unofficially-declared WordPress preference is for accessibility over validation, so Simplish will follow that.

    The role attribute will remain in Simplish via the core engine’s get_search_form. If the resulting no-go at the W3C validator is a major problem at your site, you can override the default search form through several fairly well-known options, some of which are hinted at in this thread.