Exclusions of blocks from <DIR> or <MENU>

Ben Combee (combee@sso-austin.sps.mot.com)
Fri, 10 May 1996 14:13:01 -0500 (CDT)

From: combee@sso-austin.sps.mot.com (Ben Combee)
Message-Id: <9605101913.AA19910@sso-austin .sps.mot.com>
Subject: Exclusions of blocks from <DIR> or <MENU>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Fri, 10 May 1996 14:13:01 -0500 (CDT)

I saw Dan's message about this and wondered what it means?  I've been
coding for the strict HTML 3 DTD w/ table drafts for a while, and I
am glad to see a DTD for current practice (HTML 3.2) proposed.  One
notion I liked in HTML 3 strict was that <LI> elements had to contain
blocks... I have been doing lists with

<UL><LI><P>stuff<LI><P>more stuff</UL>

According to this, if you have a <MENU> or <DIR>, then you are explicitly
prevented from doing

<MENU><LI><P>First item<LI><P>Second</MENU>

If this is correct, then it is something for us standards-heads of which to
be aware.
Ben Combee, CAD Software Developer, cryptography fan, WWW guru
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