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[whatwg] href on any element

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 17:35:02 +1000
Message-ID: <44F29CA6.8040408@lachy.id.au>
Keryx webb wrote:
> Shut me up and give me a link if this has been discussed before, but I 
> can't find it on Google. Has there been any discussion of allowing the 
> href-attribute in (almost) any element, as in XHTML 2.0?
> Personally I think this is the one killer feature of XHTML 2 and I would 
> soo much like it ASAP in all browsers.

What are the perceived benefits that make it such a "killer feature"?

> <abbr href="http://www.whatwg.org/" title="Web Hypertext Application 
> Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr>
> makes perfect sense to me.

Theoretically, for XHTML, you could use XLink and write this (assuming 
the appropriate namespace is declared)

<abbr xl:type="simple" xl:href="http://www.whatwg.org/"
title="Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group">WHATWG</abbr>

But my tests with Firefox showed that, even though it supports simple 
XLink links for generic XML, that doesn't work for XHTML elements.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Monday, 28 August 2006 00:35:02 UTC

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