HTML3 clear

Jonsm@aol.com
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 14:55:55 -0500


Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 14:55:55 -0500
From: Jonsm@aol.com
Message-Id: <950310144837_45469343@aol.com>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: HTML3 clear

I would like to ask that the clear attrib be changed to follow standard SGML.

<!-- SGML standard forces different NAMES for all attribute values
     in the same element, regardless of the attribute name! As a result
     CDATA is used for CLEAR attribute to avoid clash with ALIGN
attribute.-->

<!ENTITY % needs -- Attributes for controlling text flow. Used in headers
                    and other elements to guarantee sufficient room --
        'clear  CDATA "no"  -- (left|right|all|no) move down past figures --

One alternative might be:

        clear (c_left|c_center|c_right) #IMPLIED
I'm not sure if the underscore is legal.  

The problem with the CDATA method is that HTML editors that 
are working from the DTD can't provide a menu of choices to the 
user. The SGML parser is also prevented from validating the values 
of the clear attribute.

Jon Smirl
jonsm@aol.com