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MAP is inline (was:Re: Stupid)

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 1998 01:22:33 GMT
Message-Id: <199811171611.RAA17865@sahara.upf.es>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Charles wrote:

"On the other hand, I can't see where in the 
spec it says that MAP is an inline. In the discussion 
(7.5.3 Block-level and Inline elements, 
it says that Inline elements generally cannot contain block elements.." 

From the HTML4.0  strict.dtd:

<!ENTITY % special
   "A | IMG | OBJECT | BR | SCRIPT | MAP | Q | SUB | SUP | SPAN | BDO">

<!ENTITY % inline "#PCDATA | %fontstyle; | %phrase; | %special; | %formctrl;">

<!ELEMENT MAP - - ((%block;)+ | AREA+) -- client-side image map -->

You shoudn't read the verbal part of the spec. It's full of lies.
(although I must admit that Netscape's "tag reference" is 
much worse).


Nir Dagan, Ph.D.

"There is nothing quite so practical as a good theory." 
-- A. Einstein
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