Remove empty LEGEND tags in Silverstripe search form

David Nash silverstripe, xhtml 3 Comments

I’m pretty obsessive about my HTML validating with no errors and no warnings. It bugs me that when I use Silverstripe’s incredibly convenient $Searchform in the template that it outputs an empty legend tag inside the fieldset.

There’s an easy way to fix this:

  1. Create a templates directory inside mysite.
  2. Copy sapphire/templates/SearchForm.ss to mysite/templates/SearchForm.ss
  3. Edit your copy of the file and remove that pesky <legend></legend> line
  4. Refresh your page that uses the searchform and bathe in the warm glow of a error and warning free page!

Thanks to Maksfeltrin in the Silverstripe forums for pointing this out.

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    Hi Dieter – empty legend tags are valid; my (admittedly petty) issue is that the HTML Validator add-on I use in FIrefox generates a warning that it is trimming empty elements.

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