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

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:14:09 -0700
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <68AD8F92-CBDF-4B7F-BE1B-8C8883874E83@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Aug 25, 2009, at 4:45 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

>
>
>> It doesn't specify that its value must be a unique anchor name,  
>> which is
>> a significant statement for link checking software that verifies such
>> things as destinations.
>
> Fixed the part about uniqueness. The anchor name part is already  
> defined
> as part of the "text/html" MIME type definition in HTML5.
>
>
>> It doesn't specify that it shares the same name space as the id
>> attributes, which again is significant for both link checkers and
>> content management.
>
> Fixed.

Changes look good. The section on the id attribute mentions the use of  
id as a fragment identifier:
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-id-attribute

I think it would be worth adding a similar note to the description of  
the name attribute, perhaps something like:

"An a element's name attribute can be used for a variety of purposes,  
most notably as a way to link to specific parts of a document using  
fragment identifiers."

or perhaps:

"An a element's name attribute can be as a way to link to specific  
parts of a document using fragment identifiers. The id attribute is  
recommended instead for this purpose."

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:14:50 GMT

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