Re: The <address> element. ERROR in the html 3.2 dtd

James Aylett (
Sun, 9 Jun 1996 18:26:55 +0100 (BST)

Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 18:26:55 +0100 (BST)
From: James Aylett <>
To: Olle Jarnefors <>
Subject: Re: The <address> element. ERROR in the html 3.2 dtd
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On Sun, 9 Jun 1996, Olle Jarnefors wrote:

> The <ADDRESS> element isn't treated like the ordinary block
> elements in HTML 2.0, it can't be included in <P> or <LI>
> elements for example. This is still true in the HTML 3.2 DTD, as
> far as I can understand. Why this restriction? It seems
> unnecessary to me. Three well-known browsers that I tested of
> course have no problems with displaying <ADDRESS> elements
> within a paragraph or list item.

It doesn't make sense to put <ADDRESS> within either, surely? The address
is something which comes after the body text, and so it must only be
within the <HTML> delimiters.


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