ERROR in the tables dtd in rfc 1942

Olle Jarnefors (
Sat, 1 Jun 96 22:40:31 +0200

Date: Sat, 1 Jun 96 22:40:31 +0200
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From: Olle Jarnefors <>
Cc: Olle Jarnefors <>
Subject: ERROR in the tables dtd in rfc 1942

I happened to see a clear-cut and easy to correct error in
the DTD for tables in RFC 1942, on page 27:

> <!ELEMENT table - - (caption?, (col*|colgroup*), thead?, tfoot?, t
>                     body+)>

The final "t" character of the first line should have been the
first letter of the word on the second line, "tbody".

Note that this error does not occur on page 12, where this part
of the DTD is quoted in the walkthrough. (Sorry, I can't refer
to section numbers. There are no.)

I know that the IETF doesn't keep any records of reported errors
in RFCs. Would it be possible for the W3 Consortium to keep WWW
pages detailing known errors in published HTML and HTTP
specifications, including the RFCs?

Olle Jarnefors, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) <>