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[Bug 21103] New: The specification for the a element is missing the download and ping attributes

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Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:04:55 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=21103

            Bug ID: 21103
           Summary: The specification for the a element is missing the
                    download and ping attributes
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: ian@iandevlin.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org

In writing a short article on the a element
(http://www.iandevlin.com/blog/2013/02/html5/link) I noticed what I first
thought was a discrepancy between the WHATWG spec. and the W3C spec.

The WHATWG spec.
(http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/text-level-semantics.html#the-a-element)
explicitly lists the download and ping attributes as being part of the a
element, whereas the W3C spec
(http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/text-level-semantics.html#the-a-element)
does not.

However the W3C specification does mention both the download and ping
attributes elsewhere in the specification
(http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/links.html#downloading-resources
and http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/links.html#hyperlink-auditing
respectively).

I think that the W3C specification should match the WHATWG one in this case and
explicitly list both the download and ping attributes under the specification
of the a element.

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