[whatwg] Children of form elements must be block level...
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 7 08:48:22 PDT 2004
On Tue, 6 Jul 2004, dolphinling wrote:
> The Web Forms 2.0 spec says
> "The children of a form element must be block-level elements, unless one
> of the ancestors of the form element is a td, th, or block-level element
> other than div."
> 1. Why other than div?
In HTML4, the children of a form element must always be block-level.
However, that means that a cell or <li> would not be able to contain a
form that itself contained an <input>, even though the <li> could contain
The assertion above is attempting to correct this, by allowing the
semantic of the ancestor to be propagated down.
However, <div> elements are semantic-free. So they have no semantics to
propagate. That is why they are excluded.
> 2. What if I style something (other than a td or th) as a table-cell?
The stylesheet has no effect on the allowed content models.
Thanks to your comment I did just notice that I'd omitted to mention LI
and DD elements though, so I'll fix that.
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