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Re: Re: Seprarately Bracketing Attributes

From: Barry Kaminsky <polisource@mail.hypermart.net>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 02:09:11 -0400
Message-Id: <A944DE59FCF25D115AD40005B8CC121A@polisource.mail.hypermart.net>
To: derhoermi@gmx.net, "barry kaminsky" <polisource@mail.hypermart.net>
CC: www-html@w3.org

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From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Sent: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 05:03:14 +0200
To: "Barry Kaminsky" <polisource@mail.hypermart.net>
CC: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Seprarately Bracketing Attributes

* Barry Kaminsky wrote:
>I ran into a problem yesterday when I tried using <td> <colspan="2"> 
>instead of <td colspan="2">. When I got home, I looked through my 
>HTML book and saw that some attributes can be placed within their 
>angle brackets and some can't.

That's actually nonsense.
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Actually, I discovered that some attributes couldn't be within their 
own brackets when I saw my webpage not working that way. The book 
just showed me examples of attributes (or maybe they're considered 
nested tags) that can be. I assumed they were attributes. I'll have 
to look again before I can be more specific.

Either way, bracket-sharing shouldn't be allowed. Everyone who knows 
any HTML knows about brackets surrounding individual tags, but having 
to wonder what the sharing rules are complicates things. Some people 
might even see two "instructions" within the same brackets and think 
they can do something like <p i>.This paragraph won't be 
italicized.</p i>

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