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FW: why not valid? HTML 4.01 strict

From: Peter Foti (PeterF) <PeterF@SystolicNetworks.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 13:42:32 -0500
Message-ID: <A10A983C9DFBD4119F0300104B2EA6B725FDA3@ZIPPY>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

From the HTML 4.01 Strict DTD (which you are using to validate 
against), which is available at:
which can be accessed from the HTML 4.01 spec quick table of 
contents (item 21)

    This is HTML 4.01 Strict DTD, which excludes the presentation 
    attributes and elements that W3C expects to phase out as 
    support for style sheets matures. Authors should use the Strict
    DTD when possible, but may use the Transitional DTD when support
    for presentation attribute and elements is required.

Frames, I believe, are considered presentational.  However, I 
agree with you that the specs are not clear on this.  It seems 
to me that there should be 2 versions of the specs... a strict 
version and a transitional version.


-----Original Message-----
From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Robert Koberg
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:11 PM
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: RE: why not valid? HTML 4.01 strict

OK, but then what do you use to open a new window or target a frame.

In reading:


It says it is appropriate - it says nothing about the fact that 
it is illegal in
4.01 strict. Perhaps this should be added.

Why was it removed?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: calocybe@web.de [mailto:calocybe@web.de]
> Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 10:05 AM
> To: Robert Koberg
> Cc: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: why not valid? HTML 4.01 strict
> Robert Koberg wrote:
> > What does this mean then:
> >
> > target A, AREA, BASE, FORM, LINK %FrameTarget; #IMPLIED   L render
> in this frame
> This means that the target attribute is available in the 
Loose DTD only.
> That is to read, if you want target, you have to use HTML 4
> *Transitional*. There's no target in HTML 4 Strict.
Received on Thursday, 31 October 2002 13:34:22 UTC

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