What's allowed in table cells?

Stephanos Piperoglou (spip@hol.gr)
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 00:22:18 +0300 (EET DST)


Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 00:22:18 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Stephanos Piperoglou <spip@hol.gr>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: What's allowed in table cells?
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.960925001115.816C-100000@trillian.hol.gr>

I passed this through a parser (WebTechs validation service using the strict
HTML 3.2 DTD) and it definetely choked:

<TABLE>
<TR><P><TD>
</TABLE>

This is a BIT confusing to me. I understand that the DTD implies no markup
between TABLE tags and TR, TD and TH blocks, but WHY?

This would be a great opportunity to address non-table capable browsers just
like OBJECT and APPLET do. If I could put markup inbetween these tags I
could format their content accordingly for browsers that ignore the table
tags.

And a second query:

The following validated fine:

<TITLE>Somestring</TITLE>
<BODY>
Foobar
</BODY>

Now my question: is the text "Foobar" in an implied paragraph? If not, where
is it contained?

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