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"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" scripsit:
> *Bonehead elements* might be good.
> Other than in
> the SGML Handbook, I've never seen these used
> in practice.
Well the document "<title>foo</title>bar" is valid HTML (not XHTML)
if appropriately decorated with a DOCTYPE declaration,
and means "<html><head><title>foo</title></head><body>bar</body></html>".
HTML 4.01 has four phantom elements: html, head, body, and tbody (inside
> Assuming that your SGML Declaration has "OMITTAG YES"
> and you aren't playing with short tags.
> "A start tag is omissible when the element type is
> contextually required and any other elemnt types that
> could occur are contextually optional." pg 74
Okay, fair enough.
> "Even when an element is contextually required, its
> start tag cannot be omitted if the element type has
> required attributes or a declared content, or if the
> instance of the element is empty." pg 75
Okay. Required attributes have to go someplace, and EMPTY or CDATA or other
oddball contents can't just appear without any lexical labeling.
> Section 4.6.1 takes up the OMITTAG feature in more
> detail. If you don't have a copy of the handbook,
> let me know and I will transcribe the relevant
> page or two.
Thanks, I'd appreciate it.
John Cowan <email@example.com>
Unified Gaelic in Cyrillic script!