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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 02 Aug 2009 09:18:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4A753DD2.2080603@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: ietf@ietf.org, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> Unless there are really strong use cases, I think that the anchor= 
> attribute should be dropped. In practice, implementations today ignore 
> that attribute, which would mean that, e.g., a rel=stylesheet;anchor=a 
> link would fail to have the "right" effect. If it is kept, then the right 
> behaviour for how this should integrate with style sheet linking should be 
> defined in great detail.
> ...

Could you please elaborate what the "right" effect is, and how current 
implementations fail for that?

It appears to me that anchor is not relevant for every single link 
relation, but that doesn't mean it's not useful at all.

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 07:19:25 UTC

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