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Re: Browser Interaction Question

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 01:27:08 +0100
Message-ID: <5217FDDC.6050807@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
On 23/08/13 19:52, Homme, James wrote:
> Hi,
> I just saw something that I haven't run into before. Imagine that.
> <grin>. I saw an HTML page with form fields on it, but no form tag, so a
> tool that I was using missed accessibility errors that it may have
> otherwise caught. I say "may" because I don't know the technical
> workings of the tool. Anyway, my question is: if a browser sees a page
> with no form tag on it, does it compensate for that?

Form controls have been allowed outside forms since HTML 4.  I think it 
is basically because you can use them with scripting, which doesn't help 
provide a fallback if scripting is unavailable.

HTML limits them to within FORM elements, but HTML 4 makes them part of 
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