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Re: BODY content model and ADDRESS in ISO-HTML

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 12:36:39 +0200
Message-ID: <006201c12af6$54e06cc0$87f5a8c0@steven>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "KANZAKI Masahide" <james@kanzaki.com>
From: "KANZAKI Masahide" <james@kanzaki.com>
> Hello,
> The ISO/IEC 15445:2000 specifies the content model of the BODY element
> type as
>   <!ELEMENT BODY - O  (%block;|H1|H2|H3|H4|H5|H6)+ +(DEL|INS) >
> which means that we cannot put an ADDRESS element directly under a BODY
> element. However, the User's Guide to ISO/IEC 15445:2000 says in its
> section 13.2 that:
>   The <ADDRESS> [W3Cハ7.5.6] element indicates the author or
>   of a document or major part of a document. The International Standard
>   discourages its use for general markup by requiring that it appear
>   only in the content of the elements: <BLOCKQUOTE> [W3Cハ9.2.2],
>   [W3Cハ7.5.1], <DIV> [W3Cハ7.5.4], <FIELDSET>
[W3Cハ17.10], <FORM> [W3Cハ
>   17.3] and <OBJECT> [W3Cハ13.3].
> Although the Guide itself is non-normative, the editors' intention seems
> to allow the <ADDRESS> in the <BODY> content. And since I cannot find
> any rationale to prohibit an ADDRESS element under an BODY element, I
> guess this might be a technical defect of the International Standard
> (This also contradicts the content model of <BLOCKQUOTE>, and is still
> the same in DCOR 1:2001. Moreover, the revision excludes <ADDRESS> from
> <FORM> content model, too).
> Because the User's Guide states that "Error notifications should be made
> via your national body or via a liaison organization such as the World
> Wide Web Consortium.", I post this memo to www-html list. Could this be
> worth considering ?

Thank you for your message. Since this is an issue with the ISO
specification, it is not something W3C can deal with. You should contact
your national ISO liaison organisation.

Best wishes,

Steven Pemberton
Chair, W3C HTML Working Group
Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2001 06:38:27 UTC

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