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

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Fri Oct 14 13:15:15 PDT 2005

On Sun, 2 Oct 2005, Hallvord R M Steen wrote:
> 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.


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