Re: Input areas in <select> & <option>
Fri, 9 Dec 94 14:45:37 EST

Peter Flynn writes:
> 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
> here.
> 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,
> right?).

I would say no... only straight text should be allowed in an <option>.

-Bill P.