fieldset element

by "Dennis K" <dennisk(at)>

 Date:  Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:12:45 -0400
 To:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
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On a page I am working on I have used the tags:

            <.legend>a caption<./legend>
                some text links some text

in order to make a nicely captioned border around a group of links. My
reference material says these elements are only to be used inside a FORM,
and after looking at the w3c specifications I see that's how it is intended.
But the page still validates without the FORM and it seems to degrade nicely
in Netscape.

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Has anyone else used the fieldset element and gotten unfavorable results? Is
it just not frequently seen because it's not supported by NN? Do you see
other possible drawbacks that I have missed?

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
Dennis K.

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