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Parsing: nested forms

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 12:23:03 +0100
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t7ftwpd564w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

The way HTML 5 currently defines how to parse nested forms works for the  
following cases:

   "X" is not in the form

   "X" is not in the form. <x> is closed by the first </form>.

It does not work on pages nested form elements inside interleaved with  
"block-level elements":

   "X" should be in the form, but is not.

   "X" should be in the form, but is not.

Firefox and WebKit both seem to have some kind of "block-level scoping"  
that makes them handle those cases as Web pages expect. HTML 5 needs  
something similar.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Monday, 3 March 2008 11:23:33 UTC

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