Re: FRAMESET and BODY problem?

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 13:40:01 -0400 (EDT)


Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 13:40:01 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <roconnor@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>
To: Paul Fidler <praf1@cam.ac.uk>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: FRAMESET and BODY problem?
In-Reply-To: <Pine.HPP.3.95L.970715172440.28368B-100000@punch.eng.cam.ac.uk>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970715133458.9101F-100000@wronski.math.uwaterloo.ca>

On Tue, 15 Jul 1997, Paul Fidler wrote:

> The HTML 4.0 DTD [2] says this about the HTML element:
> 
>   <!ENTITY % html.content "HEAD, (FRAMESET|BODY)">

>   A | B 
>     Both A and B are permitted in any order

I'm pretty sure (FRAMESET|BODY) is an exclusive or.  Only one of FRAMESET
or BODY can appear.  This would make the description of the | character in
the HTML draft incorrect.

Softquad's SGML primer <http://www.softquad.com/sgmlinfo/primbody.html>
says:

In the name group (DOVE|GOOSE) the vertical bar means "or". Only one or
the other may appear. 

-- 
Russell O'Connor            |              roconnor@uwaterloo.ca
        <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/>
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