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RE: Missing Character Entities in HTML Reference

From: Rowland Shaw <Rowland.Shaw@crystaldecisions.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 01:11:55 -0800
Message-ID: <963A03BCAFF059488BAFF33AE5C8709707FF1F@IPSENT04>
To: "'Gilsdorf'" <cgilsdorf@cox.rr.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/communicator/dynhtml/layers32.htm
l
<http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/communicator/dynhtml/layers32.ht
ml> 
is no longer on the server
 
These are not omissions from HTML/4.0 but proprietary extensions in Netscape
4.
 
To the best of my knowledge, these extensions are not supported in any other
browser, including NS 6.
 
It may also be worth noting that presentational attributes, such as "width"
and "align" are pretty much depreciated in HTML/4.0, instead the same
effects can generally be achieved by using CSS
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gilsdorf [mailto:cgilsdorf@cox.rr.com]
Sent: 08 January 2002 02:23
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Missing Character Entities in HTML Reference


The following entities are missing in the HTML 4.0 reference:
 
&{"&"}; {javascriptExpression};
&{javascriptVariable};
 
For example, the following are legal statements in Netscape 4:
 
<DIV ID=aLayer1 LEFT=&{"&"}; {window.document.aLayer2.left};>
<HR WIDTH="&{barwidth};%" ALIGN=LEFT>
 
Is it an omission or by design?  If by design, shouldn't the reference
indicate that they are reserved?
 
References:
http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/communicator/dynhtml/layers32.htm
l
<http://developer.netscape.com/docs/manuals/communicator/dynhtml/layers32.ht
ml> 
http://home.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/3.0/handbook/javascript/getstart.htm
<http://home.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/3.0/handbook/javascript/getstart.htm> 
 
- Michael Gilsdorf
Received on Tuesday, 8 January 2002 04:13:03 GMT

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