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Re: Valid positioning of script elements

From: Clover Andrew <aclover@1VALUE.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 15:15:36 +0200
Message-ID: <5F78AA062F6AD311A59000508B4AAF6D092B57@pcs02>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk> suggested:

> I read that as saying that it is legal to generate
> </td></tr><tr><td>more row data</td></tr><tr><td>

Sneaky! That's a good work-around, thanks.

> incline scripts don't fit well with the concept of
> HTML## (they are a result of commercialisation).

I remember feeling that LiveScript, frames and cookies were
a really bad idea when they were the out as Next Cool Thing.
However I've found good uses for all of them; the feature-set
provided by plain HTML forms is often too weak and scripting
can make complicated forms a lot easier to use.

Of course, as you note, most usage of JS out there is
misuse, and there's no excuse for exclusion.

> They are not really document markup; they are processing
> instructions, at least in a loose sense, and the job
> they do has more to do with attributes, than elements.

Interesting approach. Might it be possible to fashion scripts
into PIs in XHTML? It would avoid the CDATA hack, in any

Andrew Clover
Technical Support
Received on Wednesday, 7 June 2000 09:19:41 UTC

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