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Re: MathML in HTML: syntax for hypertext links

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 12:12:20 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560904080912h3a2b7d88k8c743dd204470f75@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
On 4/8/09, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:
> Jim Jewett wrote:
>> It was rejected, because the browser makers refused.  Their most
>> clearly stated objection is that they couldn't come up with a
>> reasonable User Interface.

> I'm sorry, but can you point me to this discussion?

Not at the moment; it may have even been in the xhtml 2 discussion
list.  I'll try to remember to search later.  And of course, if *you*
are questioning it, the opinions may have changed in the last year or
two.

>> Today's user interface has no nested hrefs

> Really?  Here's some markup that produces nested <a> elements in at
> least Gecko and Opera:

> http://software.hixie.ch/utilities/js/live-dom-viewer/?%3C!DOCTYPE%20html%3E%0A%3Chtml%3E%0A%20%20%3Cbody%3E%0A%20%20%20%20%3Ca%3E%3Cspan%3E%3Ctable%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Ca%3E%3C%2Fa%3E%3C%2Ftd%3E%3C%2Ftr%3E%3C%2Ftable%3E%3C%2Fspan%3E

Im using Opera 9.64, and that it (says it) reparents the <table> as a
sibling rather than a child of the <a>.

> Yes, true.  But HTML5 is defining the nested-href behavior anyway, since
> it's trivial to get it in XHTML and not that hard to get it in HTML+DOM.

There is a difference between defining error correction and supporting
in a way that encourages use.

-jJ
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 16:13:00 UTC

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