#275 HTML forms elements are missing from DocBook 5 schemas

v5.0
closed-wont-fix
Norman Walsh
5
2011-06-15
2010-12-27
Mauritz Jeanson
No

At http://www.docbook.org/schemas/htmlforms, it says: "The HTML form elements are part of the standard DocBook V5.0 distribution". But that is not true. The DocBook 5.0 (and 5.1) schemas available at http://www.docbook.org/schemas/5x do not include the HTML forms elements.

The HTML forms elements are not documented in the printed TDG5 book (http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596805012/), but they are covered in the online TDG5 (http://docbook.org/tdg5/en/html/docbook.html).

Discussion

  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2011-03-14

    I think adding the HTML forms elements to DocBook: The Definitive Guide was a mistake. The elements have always been available as a separate customization layer.

    Given the continuing evolution of the HTML specification, it seems imprudent to do more.

    Sorry for the confusion.

     
  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2011-03-14

    • status: open --> open-wont-fix
     
  • Norman Walsh
    Norman Walsh
    2011-06-15

    • status: open-wont-fix --> closed-wont-fix