Is markup allowed in attribute values?

Adam M. Costello (amc@cs.wustl.edu)
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 20:21:59 GMT


Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 20:21:59 GMT
From: amc@cs.wustl.edu (Adam M. Costello)
Message-Id: <9606262021.AA17354@bacon.cs.wustl.edu>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Is markup allowed in attribute values?

Is markup allowed in attribute values?  The particular case I'm thinking
of is this:

<meta name=description content="Source code and documentation
for <code>par</code>, a paragraph reformatter vaguely similar to
<code>fmt</code>, but better.">

I've read the HTML 2.0 spec, even tried reading the DTD (I don't
actually know SGML), but it doesn't seem to say one way or another.

Thanks,
AMC