Re: FRAMESET and BODY problem?

Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor (
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" <>
To: Paul Fidler <>
Subject: Re: FRAMESET and BODY problem?
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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 <>

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

Russell O'Connor            |    
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