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Re: why not valid? HTML 4.01 strict

From: Roland Bluethgen <calocybe@web.de>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 20:15:12 +0100
Message-ID: <3DC18140.1010304@web.de>
To: Robert Koberg <rob@koberg.com>, www-html@w3.org

Robert Koberg wrote:
> OK, but then what do you use to open a new window or target a frame.
> In reading:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/present/frames.html#adef-target
> It says it is appropriate - it says nothing about the fact that it is illegal in
> 4.01 strict. Perhaps this should be added.

Ok, the spec is not very clear in this point.
HTML 4 Frameset is essentially an extended version of HTML 4 
Transitional. Whenever the spec talks about frames and related stuff, 
it's talking about transitional HTML. Therefore, if you use frames, you 
automatically use transitional HTML, too. That's why it doesn't make so 
much sense to write strict HTML pages as part of a frameset and then try 
to use a frameset feature (target) within this document.

> Why was it removed?

Because it has no structural meaning. HTML 4 Strict is only about text 
*structure*, not presentational stuff.
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