HTML Concepts: “Body-Ok”
Post from May 4, 2021 (↻ May 27, 2021), filed under Web Development.
On Twitter, I like to run little polls. They’re often about HTML. These last days I ran one about “body-ok.” I asked, what is that?
When I took the screenshot below, more than 60% thought “body-ok” wouldn’t exist, when others related it to some sort of emphasis of content (as part of the document body), or the fact that you can omit the
Figure: What is “body-ok”?
Keywords that are body-ok affect whether
linkelements are allowed in the body. The body-ok keywords are
The section describing the
link element adds:
This means that the element can be used where phrasing content is expected.
That is “body-ok” in HTML.
As for the currently 17 link types that are not body-ok… let’s say that I happen to cover them somewhere, too. This does include chapter 6 of my upcoming booklet, Upgrade Your HTML III. Get notified through Leanpub as soon as it gets released! And, if you like, follow me for more HTML polls on Twitter 📊
I’m Jens Oliver Meiert, and I’m an engineering manager and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to the W3C and the WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. Other than that, I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.
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