Re: HTML 4.0/SGML, (#PCDATA)* problem in TEXTAREA

Neil St.Laurent (neil@bigpic.com)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 15:45:29 -0600


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From: "Neil St.Laurent" <neil@bigpic.com>
To: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 15:45:29 -0600
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0/SGML, (#PCDATA)* problem in TEXTAREA
CC: www-html@w3.org

In the time of 30 Jul 97:22:09, www-html@w3.org pronounced:

> Section 4.2.1 of RFC 1866 (HTML 2.0 spec) recommends that start-
> and end-tags for unknown elements should be "mapped to nothing"
> (standardese for "ignored") during tokenization..

I'm wondering how this is even recommended since this would violate 
SGML.  There is no recovery technique that would actually allow me to 
tokenize an invalid tag.
 
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