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Re: Question for the html FAQ

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 10:28:24 +0100
Message-ID: <4809BB38.3050201@googlemail.com>
To: Adrian Wadey <adrianwadey@yahoo.com>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org

Adrian Wadey wrote:
>    if I knew how to word the question it may help.  I am looking for a 
> document that tells me how html is supposed to be implemented in a web 
> browser.  Specifically I want to know about the interaction of 
> action=submit and onsubmit= in a <form>.  I guess a spec for HTML would 
> be a good starting point, so the question should probably be "Where do I 
> find the official specification for HTML x.x/XHTML x.x etc?".

1. This is the wrong list for such questions (this is for editorial 
suggestions for publications by the XHTML2 Working Group), which are 
probably best addressed to your favorite search engine ("official 
specification for HTML" turning up the correct result on both Google and 
Yahoo! Search).

2. There's a catalogue of W3C technical reports and publications at:

http://www.w3.org/TR/

3. Sounds like you are looking for:

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html

http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/scripts.html#adef-onsubmit

http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Events/events.html#Events-eventgroupings-htmlevents

And probably some more general (non-W3C) introductions would help you too:

http://www.quirksmode.org/js/introevents.html

http://www.quirksmode.org/js/forms.html

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Saturday, 19 April 2008 09:29:07 GMT

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