At 1:54a -0500 10/29/96, Murray Altheim wrote:

>Walter Ian Kaye <> writes:
>>At 7:38p +0100 10/27/96, Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
>>>> There's just one more for now. Are comments allowed inside HTML tags
>>>>or only
>>>> inside SGML declarations. That is, is <A HREF = -- parse me :)--
>>>> legal?
>>>It's not, according to the Webtechs validator. And comments belong
>>>in SGML declarations, not in tags, so it's logical that it does
>>>not validate.
>>Of course, one could do something like
>><A HREF="file.html" MYCOMMENT="parse me :)" ALT="Unknown att/val ignored">
>>if one wished...
>Yes, one could, but one's document would not be valid. While HTML
>application conventions state that unknown elements and attributes are to
>be ignored by UAs, that doesn't mean that from a parsing/validation
>standpoint it's legal. If it's not in the DTD it's going to show up as an

So PageMill's "NATURALSIZEFLAG" will cause every page it generates to be
invalid? Ah well, their code is invalid anyway -- see my next message...

>Why not simply put the comment before the tag?

Well, *I* would -- I was only replying, not recommending. :)

    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter

Received on Monday, 28 October 1996 21:52:26 UTC