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[Bug 14911] New: provide a way to make UAs' ":visited" pseudo-state's behavior more consistent

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Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:12:13 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-14911-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14911

           Summary: provide a way to make UAs' ":visited" pseudo-state's
                    behavior more consistent
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: giorgio.liscio@email.it
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


hello

today pages are frequently updated: for example a discussion list (a forum)
contains links to pages that are updated at every user's post

the behavior of :visited is not consistent in this case, because UAs shows as
":visited" pages that are now updated

so an attribute to the anchor tag <a href="..." updatetime="datetime">...</a>
can prevent UAs from activating the :visited state, that is what site designers
probably want for their users.

an alternative can be to introduce an :updated pseudo state:

a{color:blue;}
a:visited{color:purple;}
a:updated{color:blue;} /* overrides :visited */

but in any case a new attribute should be introduced

hope this helps.

bye

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