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Re: TARGET attribute

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 09:27:23 -0500
Message-ID: <36B073CB.FCE5CD4B@w3.org>
To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
CC: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>, david@heroes.force9.co.uk
Liam Quinn wrote:
> At 06:53 AM 28/01/99 -0000, David Meadows wrote:
> >You're right, but I was looking at the "human readable" specification, which
> >does not list the target attribute as depreciated.

The target attribute isn't deprecated as frames aren't deprecated.

> HTML 4.0 Strict is not only HTML 4.0 Transitional minus the deprecated
> parts.  It'd be easier to explain the difference between the two if that
> were the case, but it's not.  (IFRAME is another example of a
> non-deprecated element that is not in HTML 4.0 Strict.)

The "target" attribute is part of the loose DTD. However, it's
not deprecated because frames are not deprecated. (This was a conscious
decision by the HTML WG). Does this help clarify the issue?

[There is a bug in the documentation right now since the FRAME and
IFRAME elements refer to it (as an attribute defined
elsewhere, but pertinent). ]
 - Ian

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org) 
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Received on Thursday, 28 January 1999 09:27:42 UTC

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