Re: Input areas in <select> & <option>

Peter Flynn (
Fri, 9 Dec 94 14:16:46 EST

I have to admit I'm not very familiar with forms, their usage, and
implementation. Could somebody out there hack around with adding
exlusion exceptions to the DTD until they're satisfied that it
reflects reality? I recommend Earl Hood's dtd2html as a way to
visualize the results.

I just got a copy of Microstar's Near&Far graphical DTD developer,
which they have generously let me use to produce structure diagrams of
DTDs, especially HTML for the book, and TEI for a project we have

I haven't quite got the hang of it, but there's the result of
displaying the current HTML 2.0 DTD with the FORMS element expanded in

and it indeed shows OPTION and TEXTAREA as being #PCDATA, which
implies they can themselves include another FORM.

I think the fix is:


but a quick test in psgml shows that to disallow _all_ elements inside
an OPTION, which can't be right (should allow %flow; minus #pcdata,