Toby Speight tms at
Thu Sep 10 12:13:47 BST 1998

David> David Megginson <URL:mailto:david at>

0> In article <199809091828.OAA02266 at>, David
0> wrote:

David> The problem is that the HTML 4.0 DTD defines the <SCRIPT>
David> element as follows:
David> This is perfectly legal SGML, and HTML 4.0 is based on SGML.  It
David> would actually be *wrong* to use &lt; and &amp; in a <SCRIPT>
David> element in HTML -- the browsers, probably by accident, have it
David> right (at least this far).

I think it should be pointed out that HTML was *changed* in order to
accommodate the browsers' behaviour.  Earlier drafts (HTML 3.0, IIRC)
had  <!ELEMENT SCRIPT - - (#PCDATA)>, but the browsers didn't deal
with it correctly.


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