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error? in W3C HTML Validator re: name attribute

From: <micheleberkes@northwesternmutual.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 12:55:57 -0600
Message-Id: <H0003a6b2e467ae2.1041965757.homail1@MHS>
To: www-validator@w3.org
Hello all,

I was validating a file on the W3C HTML Validator. The only errors I got
were for the use of the name attribute in the IMG and FORM elements.
According to the HTML 4.01 spec, this attribute is kosher. (See
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/objects.html#edef-IMG and
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/interact/forms.html#edef-FORM). 

The file was uploaded from a local drive, so I can't give you the URI.
If it helps, here are some code snippets:

<img src="n_images/b_news.gif" border="0" alt="News & Events"
name="nav1" width="108" height="36">
<form name="seek1" method=GET accept-charset="iso-8859-1"
action="http://linknetsearch.nml.com/query.html">

Is this an error in the validator? 

I am not a subscriber to the list, so please cc: my address if you have
any questions or comments for me. 

thx,
Michele

Michele Berkes
User-Centered Design Specialist
Northwestern Mutual
micheleberkes@northwesternmutual.com
414-665-7006
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 14:05:10 GMT

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