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Re: Check missing in validation.

From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 21:57:54 -0500 (EST)
To: <Joe.Waller@orst.edu>
cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33L2.0202202156180.8425-100000@localhost.localdomain>
On Fri, 8 Feb 2002 Joe.Waller@orst.edu wrote:

> I believe I have encountered a missing check in the validation.
> If an <INPUT> or <TEXTAREA> is not enclosed in a <FORM> then this should
> produce an HTML error.

Not in HTML 4.  INPUT and TEXTAREA elements are allowed outside a FORM
since they may be used with client-side scripting.

(However, for accessibility to browsers like Netscape 4.x, it's a good
idea to only use INPUT and TEXTAREA within a FORM.)

Liam Quinn
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2002 21:57:29 UTC

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