Re: New features in latest HTML 3.2 draft

Daniel W. Connolly (
Sat, 17 Aug 1996 23:32:15 -0400

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To: Paul Prescod <>
cc: "Arnoud " Galactus " Engelfriet" <>,
Subject: Re: New features in latest HTML 3.2 draft 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 16 Aug 1996 08:17:58 -0400."
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 23:32:15 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>

In message <>, Paul Prescod writ
>>>          action %URL #REQUIRED -- server-side form handler --
>>It is actually changed the other way around; the August draft specifies
>>it as IMPLIED. Sorry.

Right. Somebody pointed out that action was #IMPLIED in 2.0,
and wondered why 3.2 changed it. It was an oversight.

>What is the implied action for a form with no explicit action attribute?

Just like 2.0:

Form: FORM

The FORM element contains a sequence of input elements, along with
document structuring elements. The attributes are:


specifies the action URI for the form. The action URI of a form
defaults to the base URI of the document (see section Hyperlinks).