“Textarea”-Required Attribute “Cols” Not Specified

Validate the <textarea></textarea> W3C error codes;required attribute “cols” not specified.

I had this small problem while trying to validate my comment form in wordpress comment template.

It is about the <textarea></textarea> code where people type in their comments.

Here is the screenshot of the error.

It says; "required attribute "cols" not specified"

First, i made my file backup in my cPanel (you can of course back it up in your desktop or notepad).

And then i have checked the comment.php file in my dashboard and find the original code;

<p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" rows="7" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>

To fix it, we have to add cols, see reference in w3schools.com.

So we have to add the cols=”25″ where 25 specifies the width of 25 characters.

The end of the correct code;

<p><textarea name="comment" id="comment" rows="7" cols="25" tabindex="4"></textarea></p>

Try to revalidate again, and it will be valid ;)

The W3C error codes.

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