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Re: HTML 4.0 Strict DTD & target attribute

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 10:22:24 -0400
Message-ID: <39ABC720.2AC9C62@w3.org>
To: "Kevin R. Fields" <kamnet@tiusa.net>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
"Kevin R. Fields" wrote:
> 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?

The "target" attribute is not in the Strict HTML DTD, only the 
transitional DTD. It is not, however, deprecated.

 - Ian

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Received on Tuesday, 29 August 2000 10:22:27 UTC

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