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a simple question

From: Michael Newton <michael.newton@telus.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 21:17:27 -0700
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Amid all the talk of XML and other such silliness, I have a plain old HTML
question.  When I try to validate
http://www3.telus.net/mikeland/navbar.html it doesn't like the fact that I
have a TARGET attribute for an anchor, even though the HTML specification

"By assigning a name to a frame via the name attribute, authors can refer
to it as the 'target' of links defined by other elements. The target
attribute may be set for elements that create links (A, LINK), image maps
(AREA), and forms (FORM)."

I'm assuming the DTD has priority over this, but such technical things
elude me. :)  I just assumed that a clearly worded statement such as the
one above, with no reference to deprecated attributes, or to the
transitional DTD, meant that it would validate.

If it's not valid, is there a legal way to refer to other frames?  Or is
W3C trying to push us out of using frames?

I also noticed that it stops after the first TARGET attribute, when there
are in fact quite a few.  If I fix the one it's stopping on, it moves onto
the next one.  Shouldn't it show them all at once?  Thanks for any


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