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[Bug 12334] make <a name> valid again in HTML5

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--- Comment #2 from Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> 2011-03-18 18:47:13 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)

> ONE: I support the view that the definition of <a> is not optimal. If I
> remember correctly, it says that an <a> without @href, is "a place were there
> could have been a link if it had been relevant".

Yes.

> TWO: But regardless of the definition: inside BlueGriffon, why don't you just
> convert <a name="*"> into <a id="*"> ?

Because the spec says that <a> is semantically an hyperlink. Turning an html4
<a name> into a <a id> would make it a named anchor, violating the semantics
defined in the spec.

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