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What can forms contain?

Posted on 2006-11-10
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I'm trying to keep my pages standards compliant, therefore, what am I allowed to place between <form></form> tags?

What am I not allowed to place between these tags?

Can I place markup between the tags, such as: <div><p><b><fieldset><legend><img><br>

Thanks!
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Question by:sigma_z
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A form can contain text and markup (paragraphs, lists, etc.) in addition to form controls.
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.3
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>> Can I place markup between the tags, such as: <div><p><b><fieldset><legend><img><br>
Yes. What you are not allowed to put inside a <form> tag pair, is tags like <head> <body> or <html>. The link ozo sent is a good resource to learn. You can check your HTML to ensure it is valid code, using this page too:
http://validator.w3.org/
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