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the html4.01 standard alludes to the possibility of forms within a form. i
could not deduce what the intended action should be when the outermost form
is submitted. all inputs submitted? only the non-inner inputs submitted?

i infer that a designer might use embedded forms to create a stylistic
hierarchy, in which a "form{...}" has one style but a "form form{...}" has
another style.

meanwhile i tried it in ie6 using bad-blue and the inner forms behaved
normally, but the outer form was inert. what's supposed to happen? tia.
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dave mausner v.708-848-2775 c.312-wake-my-i
Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Dave Mausner" <net.ameritech@dmausner> wrote:
the html4.01 standard alludes to the possibility of forms within a form.
No, it explicitly forbids forms inside forms, in the very syntax. All HTML
specifications do the same.
i infer that a designer might use embedded forms to create a stylistic
hierarchy, in which a "form{...}" has one style but a "form form{...}"
has another style.


That would be unnecessary, since you can use the div element instead of the
inner form.

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Jukka K. Korpela" <jk******@cs.tut.fi> wrote in message
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"Dave Mausner" <net.ameritech@dmausner> wrote:
the html4.01 standard alludes to the possibility of forms within a form.


No, it explicitly forbids forms inside forms, in the very syntax. All HTML
specifications do the same.


you are right. i looked at the dtd more carefully and there is a hyphen in
front of (FORM). it is therefore forbidden to nest forms, by syntax rule.
thanks.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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