Re: Tables and the HTML 3.2 DTD

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 30 May 1996 23:36:38 -0400

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To: (Martin Gleeson)
Subject: Re: Tables and the HTML 3.2 DTD 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 31 May 1996 08:00:18 +1000."
Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 23:36:38 -0400
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>

In message <v01510102add1d2de1db7@[]>, Martin Gleeson writes:
>   I've just noticed that many of the Table examples for the HTML 3.2 DTD
>(which were also given as examples for HTML 3.0) won't validate with the 3.2
>DTD. Specifically, the example (the first example in RFC 1942):
>    ...
>    <TR>  <TD> ... </TD>  </TR>
>    ...
>    </TABLE>
>is illegal according to the DTD, as the BORDER attribute must have a value
>(according to the DTD). (The attribute is optional, the value is not). I think
>this can be fixed by adding a default value for the attribute to the DTD.

Good catch. We discovered this oversight a few days ago. Dave
will be fixing it soon.