W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > February 2012

[Bug 15974] New: There are many users of HTML today who are not necessarily document authors. They are CMS users, forum posters, etc. I think it is odd that so many years later we are still using "a href" for links. "Anchor" and "hyper-reference" do not match the vocabula

From: <bugzilla@jessica.w3.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:18:04 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-15974-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15974

           Summary: There are many users of HTML today who are not
                    necessarily document authors. They are CMS users,
                    forum posters, etc. I think it is odd that so many
                    years later we are still using "a href" for links.
                    "Anchor" and "hyper-reference" do not match the
                    vocabula
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#top
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
There are many users of HTML today who are not necessarily document authors.
They are CMS users, forum posters, etc. I think it is odd that so many years
later we are still using "a href" for links. "Anchor" and "hyper-reference" do
not match the vocabulary of the users and these terms are meaningless,
confusing, and intimidating to them.

On the other hand, there is an existing link element, although it is not used
for what users typically consider links on the web.

I understand it would be a drastic change, but I think it would be great if
users could use a link element within the page body, perhaps with a
destination attribute, for links. "Anchor" is weighing us down.

Posted from: 130.91.145.204
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.7 (KHTML, like
Gecko) Chrome/16.0.912.77 Safari/535.7

-- 
Configure bugmail: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are on the CC list for the bug.
Received on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 05:45:13 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Monday, 29 September 2014 09:39:30 UTC