Imbedded elements

Trevor Turton trevort at
Fri Jan 30 07:50:46 GMT 1998

Is it legal (and surely it must be) to imbed one element within
another?  To take a common example from current HTML practice, to imbed
a <TABLE> element within a <FORM> element so that the graphical layout
of the <FORM> <INPUT> tags can be controlled?

And if so, how does XML resolve a given tag if it occurs within element
A which is imbedded within element B, and the particular tag happens to
be defined and valid in both element A and element B?  Unlikely today
when all HTML elements and tags are controlled by a single standards
body (well, almost).  Inevitable in the future as independent
organisations develop and distribute their own DTDs. 

Trevor Turton

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