[Mono-aspnet-list] mono can't create valid XHTML 1.0 Strict?

fyndor fyndor at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 23:34:22 EDT 2009

I started using Mono & ASP.NET today.  I downloaded the openSuse VMWare
virtual machine, updated everything installed and started playing around.  
I create a new C# ASP.NET Web Application solution compile and run.  I right
click on the page that was created from the code and get source (in
Firefox).  I paste that source in to the W3C validator and it fails on 2
counts. The first is the <html> tag needs to be changed to <html
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> which is no
big deal.  The second error is the real problem.  "document type does not
allow element "input" here; missing one of "p", "h1", "h2", "h3", "h4",
"h5", "h6", "div", "pre", "address", "fieldset", "ins", "del" start-tag." on
line that has the submit button.  I did not modify this code at all from
what MonoDevelop starts with when i tell it i want a C# ASP.NET solution. 
Like I said the first part is no big deal because I can modify the code to
get it to standard, but I don't know how to modify the code to fix the
second error.  The W3C solution was to change it from strict to transitional
:,(  The page functions fine, but I am a bit anal and don't like the idea of
writing code that I can't make meet the standard.  Is this a Mono problem or
.NET in general?  

Here is the HTML it created.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
	<form method="post" action="Default.aspx" id="form1">
<script type="text/javascript">
	var theForm;
	if (document.getElementById) { theForm = document.getElementById ('form1');
	else { theForm = document.form1; }
	<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="DAAAAA=="


		<input type="submit" name="button1" value="Click me!" id="button1" />
	<input type="hidden" name="__EVENTVALIDATION" id="__EVENTVALIDATION"

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