tag embedability pointer?

David Sallach (david_sallach@il.us.swissbank.com)
Fri, 9 Dec 94 11:56:06 -0600


Date: Fri, 9 Dec 94 11:56:06 -0600
From: david_sallach@il.us.swissbank.com (David Sallach)
Message-Id: <9412091756.AA01704@dungeon>
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
Subject: tag embedability pointer?

- There are certain markup idioms, like:
-
-	<dl>
-	<dt><h3> used H3 to get the font I like</h3>
-	<dd> some text
-	</dl>
-
- that the current HTML DTD doens't allow. The DTD for HTML 

- _could_ be constructed to allow such idioms, but I don't think 

- that would be a good idea, and most of the folks in the working 

- group agree with me.

- You might say "but that markup works fine on all the browsers 

- I've seen." My answer is that this is a happy coincidence, but 

- no browser should be _required_ to support that sort of 

- thing -- and you shouldn't _expect_ it to work with tools 

- that may be developed in the future.

As a relatively new member of the list, I would appreciate a pointer  
to a succinct summary of which tags can be embbeded with which other  
tags.  I would like to conform to HTML standards, but have not seen a  
clear statement of embedding precedence, if that's a concept.