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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:55:49 -0700
Message-Id: <CB46C5EB-945C-475F-BFE5-F12E492A4B61@gbiv.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Roy T.Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
On Aug 25, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-indicated-part-of- 
> the-document
>
>    If there is an a element in the DOM that has a name attribute whose
>    value is exactly equal to fragid (not decoded fragid), then the  
> first
>    such element in tree order is the indicated part of the document;
>    stop the algorithm here.

...

> 3) the above algorithm is wrong -- most of the elements in HTML that
>    have name attributes are not valid destinations for hypertext
>    links and any browser that actually follows that algorithm would
>    break existing content if the anchor name happens to be something
>    commonly used in non-anchor name attribute (like "keywords",
>    "content-type", "author", "edit", etc.).

oops, ignore that -- the "an a element" text loses its readability
when pasted to plain text and I misread it an "an element" instead
of "an <a> element".

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 23:56:14 UTC

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