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RE: Amaya 3.1 (Win95) issues

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 11:05:27 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB5824605@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ulrich Windl [SMTP:Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de]
> Sent:	Thursday, May 04, 2000 10:25 AM
> To:	Irene VATTON
> Cc:	www-amaya@w3.org
> Subject:	Re: Amaya 3.1 (Win95) issues 
> 
> On 4 May 00, at 10:04, Irene VATTON wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Hi Ulrich,
> > 
> > Your form doesn't work with Amaya because according to the HTML 4.01 
> > recommendation
> > the mandatory attribute action is missing (see section 17.3 The FORM
> element of
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/interact/forms.html)
> 
> HTMLkit 1.0 (Build 288) says nothing about that for "HTML 4.01 
> Transitional". Aren't you a bit too strict?
> 
	[DJW:]  No.  This is the relevant part of the HTML  4.01
	DTD.

<!ATTLIST FORM
%attrs; -- %coreattrs, %i18n, %events --
action %URI; #REQUIRED -- server-side form handler --
method (GET|POST) GET -- HTTP method used to submit the form--
enctype %ContentType; "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
name CDATA #IMPLIED -- name of form for scripting --
onsubmit %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was submitted --
onreset %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was reset --
target %FrameTarget; #IMPLIED -- render in this frame --
accept-charset %Charsets; #IMPLIED -- list of supported charsets --
	>

	Note the #REQUIRED.

	HTML Tidy isn't a validator, its a fixer - you cannot fix a 
	missing action.  Actually, the only semi-legitimate reason I
	can think of for having a missing action is to work round
	Netscape's insistence on a FORM element around controls that
	are only used by scripting, which is a violation of HTML 4.x.
	Personally I make the action a javascript: one that does nothing
	in that case.
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