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Re: Is the <form> tag mandatory?

From: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:56:06 +0100
Message-ID: <CA+ri+Vk_DsCp+73y1_2ycuuCR0XVkFvXPPXEY5PSqc5FX=DJig@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
On 27 October 2016 at 16:42, Christophe Strobbe <strobbe@hdm-stuttgart.de>

> According to the HTML5 specification, the both the start tag and the end
> tag of the form element are mandatory:
> <https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#the-form-element>.

Hi Christophe, they are not mandatory to use, but if you do have a start
tag <form> you must have an end tag </form>

Ashraf, use of the form element is not a requirement for accessibility. If
the interaction you have designed does not need a form element to function
then that is fine.



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