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Re: table and form

From: Bodo Eing <eingb@uni-muenster.de>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:20:38 +0200
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>, <bdu@cosmosbay.com>
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Date forwarded: 	Wed, 27 Sep 2000 05:05:04 -0400 (EDT)
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From:           	"Baptiste DU" <bdu@cosmosbay.com>
To:             	<html-tidy@w3.org>
Date sent:      	Wed, 27 Sep 2000 11:05:18 +0100
Subject:        	table and form
Forwarded by:   	html-tidy@w3.org

Baptiste, you wrote

> Hi,
> 
> here is the problem i 'm facing:
> when i use TIDY on an HTML page which contains a tag  <table> and inside
> this tag
> i have a form <form>, TIDY creates another tag <table> just after the tag
> <form>
> 
> to be more explicit:
> the code before TIDY:
> <table>
>  <tr>
>  <td>...</td>
>  <form   ...>
>  <td>...</td>
>  </form>
>  <td>...</td>
>  </tr>
>  </table>

This code is incorrect, because the
<form> element is not an approved <table> element. To produce 
correct HTML, you must put the form into a table data cell like

...
<td...><form...><input.... /></form..></td..>
...

or make your complete table an element of the form like
<form...>
<table...>
..your table here ..<td...><input... /></td>....etc...
</table>
</form>

> 
> the code after TIDY:
> <table>
>  <tr>
>  <td>...</td>
>  <form   ...>
> 
> <table>
> <tr>
> <td>...</td>
> </tr>
> </table>
> 
>  </form>
>  <td>...</td>
>  </tr>
>  </table>
> 
> has someone already faced this issue?

Not exactly this one, but some similar. I think one should not be
too disappointed that tidy cannot guess all possible intentions 
which may be hidden behind a syntactical error, especially if this 
error was not a typo or a forgotten end tag, but generated 
intentionally.

Bodo Eing

eingb@uni-muenster.de
Dr. med. Bodo Eing
Institut fuer Medizinische Mikrobiologie
Klinische Virologie
v.-Stauffenbergstr. 36
48151 Muenster
Germany

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Received on Wednesday, 27 September 2000 07:25:32 GMT

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