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Forms in 4.01 strict

error messages re tag <input>



2:09 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I rarely use forms. Now I need a response form and I am getting an error message that "In HTML 4.01 Strict the tag <form> cannot contain a tag <input>. What is the alternative?


3:05 pm on Apr 2, 2010 (gmt 0)

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The <form> element [w3.org] cannot directly contain <input> as a child. Form can only include block or script elements. So typically the best way to create your form is to include an inner <div> element. For example:

<form action="#">
<input ...>


8:46 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Fotiman thanks for the quick reply.

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