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Errata Submission: Examples missing BODY in NOFRAMES

From: Robert Crews <robert_crews@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 07:46:36 -0700
To: www-html-editor@w3.org
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Suggestion for HTML 4 Errata:  

18. Examples missing BODY in NOFRAMES.

   Added: --

   Type: Editorial

   Refers to: 24 Dec 1999 version, Chapter 16.

   Description: All three examples (one labeled "illegal example" to
   demonstrate a different error) show an invalid use of NOFRAMES. In a
   frameset document, NOFRAMES may contain only one element: BODY. BODY,
   in turn, may contain anything allowed in BODY by the transitional DTD.



     * In the examples, wrap the contents of the NOFRAMES elements in
       BODY elements.

     * The text "A frameset document has a HEAD, and a FRAMESET in place
       of the BODY" in Section 16.2 should read: "A frameset document has
       a HEAD and a FRAMESET. If the FRAMESET includes a NOFRAMES, then
       the NOFRAMES must contain a BODY. (If a document contains multiple
       NOFRAMES, then it must contain multiple BODYs.)"

     * Likewise, the sentence beginning "In a document that uses the
       frameset DTD..." in Section 16.4.1 should be followed by "NOFRAMES
       must contain only BODY; BODY, in turn, may then contain anything
       allowed in BODY by the transitional DTD."

The error can be verified with the BBEdit HTML checker and--after  
conversion to XHTML--the Apache Xalan Validating Parser. Oddly, the W3C  
validator at http://validator.w3.org/ says the examples are valid (with  
and without BODY added).

For convenience: http://www.ripary.com/errata18.html

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