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Re: Editorial comments (last ones ;)

From: Gerald Oskoboiny <gerald@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 16:00:09 -0500 (EST)
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.96.971215155456.27404P-100000@anansi>
On Mon, 15 Dec 1997, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:

> In http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-html-wg/1997JulSep/0642.html,
> Chris Lilley writes:
> 
> > ... I have never heard a convincing reason for
> > disallowing IMG in PRE, for example. PRE then becomes a generic block wrapper,
> > like DIV, but with some presentational semantics thrown in.
> 
> From a cursory search of the HTML WG archives, that's all I found
> on the subject of IMG in PRE. I fear that the WG (or the Chair)
> won't approve such a change -- however smart it may be -- at such
> a late date.

OK. Sorry to have brought it up so late.

FWIW, Dan once said this was just an accidental omission from HTML 2.0:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/1996Jan/0072.html
Re: Why no <IMG> inside <PRE>?
Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Wed, 10 Jan 1996 03:26:35 -0500 

In message <96Jan9.232901-0700_mst.138878-3+92@amisk.cs.ualberta.ca>, Gerald Oskoboiny writes:
[...]
>Much to my chagrin, it turns out that it's invalid to use <IMG> inside
><PRE> in HTML 2.0. Is there some reason for this? (I guess I'm not asking
>if there's some reason it's like this in HTML 2.0, but rather is there
>some reason it "should" be this way in HTML?)

No -- no good reason, anyway. I think this was on the "to-do" list
during the HTML 2.0 review, and I just forgot to do it. I was surprised
myself when I went back and realized this change never got made.

>Would it be possible to get this changed for the next version of HTML

Yes.

In fact, if anybody feels like cooking up DTDs as candidates for new
versions of HTML, please put them on the web and send a note including
the address to this list.

For example, see:

http://ogopogo.nttc.edu/spec/html/modular-dtd.html

Dan



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