[whatwg] nested forms: spec doesn't quite describe current HTML UA behaviour

Hallvord R M Steen hallvors at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 01:43:46 PDT 2005

WF2 Spec says:

> Similarly, form elements in XHTML may now be nested
> (this does not apply to HTML, where a <form> tag is
> interpreted by UAs as implying the end of any unclosed
> form elements).

This doesn't describe UA behaviour according to my test cases. What
current UAs do is to ignore nested <form> *start* tags. They do not
close the outer form before the start tag of the inner form, but they
do close it on the end tag of the inner form.
Hallvord R. M. Steen

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