Re: Form Errata in Spec

Daniel W. Connolly (
Mon, 12 Sep 94 00:52:22 EDT

In message <>, Stan Newton writes:
>The HTML DTD Reference (Level 2) states that FORM tags are allowed in FORM
>tags (pg 6-6) while the documentation clearly states that Forms cannot be
>nested.(pg 2-25).

Known bug (by me anyway... the Spyglass folks should take heed...)

The HTML DTD Reference was generated by a perl script. Nifty, huh?
Unfortunately, I never got around to teaching the perl script about
inclusions and exclusions.

To be clear: Form inside form is NOT legal.

> It would appear that FORM tags are NOT
>allowed in FORM tags and INPUT, SELECT and TEXTAREA tags are allowed within
>FORM tags and ONLY within FORM tags.

Correct, as far as I know, and as far as the present DTD is concerned.

Anyone who has a problem with this should speak now or forever hold
your peace. :-)