I hit some issues with my previous entry where I wanted to have nested lists and nested blockquotes. However, WordPress’ automatic XHTML correction broke it every time.
So I went searching for ways to get around this. Apparently you can disable the automatic XHTML correct by going to Options > Writing > and uncheck the WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically option.
After disabling that I was able to manually insert tags where before it wouldn’t let me. So first…
Turns out that what I was doing was incorrect and W3 Validator threw an error, even though my lists showed up correctly. I then found this site: XHTML vs HTML: A common mistake in nested lists, is to forget that the inside list must be within a li element.
The above code would generate this:
- level 1
- level 2
- level 2
Turns out the XHTML auto correction will accept the above correct model.
The next thing was the nested blockquotes that kept getting “fixed”. W3 Validator wasn’t throwing any fit with the nested blockquotes. I searched to see if there’s a problem with WordPress and it turns out there is a bug. Not sure if it’ll be fix, but for now, the only way to have nested blockquotes is to disable the auto correction (instructions above).