Forms in HTML 3

Bill Brooks (wbrooks@trumpet.aix.calpoly.edu)
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 11:49:38 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 11:49:38 -0700 (PDT)
From: Bill Brooks <wbrooks@trumpet.aix.calpoly.edu>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Forms in HTML 3
In-Reply-To: <19950623.7AB8518.8B1B@contessa.phone.net>
Message-Id: <Pine.A32.3.91.950623113845.62914A-100000@trumpet.aix.calpoly.edu>

Hi There,
        I'm trying to determine what is and is not supported by HTML 3.0 
as far as forms go. Here's an example:
    --------------- start paste --------------
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF/DTD HTML 3.0//EN//">
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>TEST: This Is Only A Test</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<!-- Author:   Bill Brooks  wbrooks@www.calpoly.edu              -->
<!-- Filename: test.html                                         -->
<H2 ALIGN=CENTER>We`re testing FORMS under HTML 3.0</H2>
<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="http://www.calpoly.edu/cgi-bin/post-query">
<H3> Type in some text here:</H3>
<TEXTAREA NAME="TestList" ROWS=8 COLS=20></TEXTAREA>
</FORM>
<HR>
</body>
</HTML>
    --------------- end paste  --------------
Arena 0.96 tags this page as "bad HTML". Any suggestions? The specific 
line it`s choking on is the <TEXTAREA line. 

On another note, I noticed that the HTML 3.0 draft has wording in it to 
support client-side scripts, but does not specify the scripting language. 
Is anybody working on this or was it put in to solely to support JAVA? Are 
there any other languages available for this purpose?


Thanks,
  Bill