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Soap re: Possible Tidy improvements

From: Cyril <cyril2@mail.ru>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 13:51:17 +0300
Message-ID: <402CAC25.52D6@mail.ru>
To: www-html@w3.org

Dear Sirs,

Rijk van Geijtenbeek wrote that inserting a form into a table raw without
placing it (the form) into an exact table cell is "a gross violation of
the HTML standard".
(See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/html-tidy/2004JanMar/0058.html )

      Soap:  Under  the  term "HTML standard", he, probably, meant W3C
      Recommendation. Because a standard seems to me quite a dangerous
      thing now. Have you ever tried to read and understand entire ISO
      copyrights. It seems that the document has points more then HTML
      has tags. While not to follow the ISO copyrights is also a gross
      violation  but,  in  this  case,  not so a standard as already a
      criminal legislation!

If so then maybe it is possible to change HTML-Specification to allow
users to do so?

> From: Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@opera.com>
> Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 10:03:45 +0100
> To: "HTML-tidy list" <html-tidy@w3.org>
> Message-ID: <opr23h4jiwicz8n2@JOL>
> 
> On Sun, 08 Feb 2004 19:18:23 +0300, Cyril <cyril2@mail.ru> wrote:
> 
> ..
> 
> > You may ask me why I insert here <form> tag before <td> tag and don't do
> > that after <td> tag. Well, I explain it with pleasure :). I just have
> > downloaded this or similar code from the address 
> > "http://www.merriam-webster.com/tools/search/srchbox5.zip" which was
> > linked from
> > "http://www.merriam-webster.com/tools/search/searchboxes2.htm". And, in
> > addition, a description could be found on
> > "http://www.merriam-webster.com/tools/search/searchboxes3.htm".
> > ============================================
> 
> The fact that someone else also does it wrong, doesn't mean you have to.
> It is a gross violation of the HTML standard. If you either put the
> complete form inside one table cell, or wrap the <FORM> and </FORM> tags
> around a table and put the form controls in table cells, everything will
> be fine, and the search will work just as good (if not better) in all
> browsers.
Received on Friday, 13 February 2004 08:04:57 UTC

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