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HTML 4.0 Strict DTD & target attribute

From: Kevin R. Fields <kamnet@tiusa.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 07:31:05 -0400
Message-ID: <000601c011ac$9f2c46a0$53263ed0@kamnet>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Hello! Recently I was trying to validate an HTML 4.0 Strict DTD document
within a
FRAMESET, and noticed that the HTML Validator service will not validate
documents that use target as an attribute, such as <a
href="http://wherever.com" target="frame1">.  This would suggest that target
as an attribute is depreciated in HTML 4.0. However, the documentation does
not state that target is a depreciated attribute, and it suggests using
target as an attribute to open a page in another frame window using both the
A tag in the BODY and the BASE tag in the HEAD.  Is there any reason why
this was left out of the HTML 4.0 validation?

Kevin Fields
Received on Tuesday, 29 August 2000 07:30:53 UTC

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