Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 01:06:03 -0500


Message-Id: <199712150620.BAA15406@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 01:06:03 -0500
CC: html-editor@w3.org
In-reply-to: <199712150148.UAA14945@smaug.java.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: Comments on HTMl 4 draft (9/Nov/1997)

Something else...

 <SCRIPT> is a special element yet <NOSCRIPT> is specifically a block 
element. Is this an oversight? It seems that one should be able to 
include non-script content in the same context as scripted content.

This is a problem, say if I would like to use

 <P>This text is generated
  <SCRIPT type="text/javascript">
    document.write("by a script")
 </SCRIPT>
 <NOSCRIPT>
  without any scripting
 </NOSCRIPT>
  blah blah blah...
  </P>

Using the current (7 Nov 97) DTD the NOSCRIPT start tag ends the 
paragraph, hence an extra end-paragraph tag which is an error for
validators.

Rob