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[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>

From: Robert O'Rourke <rob@sanchothefat.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:38:12 +0000
Message-ID: <47C7EEA4.6060308@sanchothefat.com>
Philip Taylor wrote:
> On 28/02/2008, Shannon <shannon at arc.net.au> wrote:
>   
>> A global attribute offers several features that <a>
>> does not - most importantly nested links and the ability to hyperlink
>> block and interactive elements without breaking validation.
>>     
>
> Are there cases where <div ...><a href="..." style="display:block;
> width:100%; height:100%"> ... </a></div> is not adequate for making
> block links?
>   

If you could nest block elements inside <a> and have it validate then 
no. Would this be a possibility? Seems like it wouldn't be too difficult 
to implement if it's just a question of what validates and what doesn't.

I guess a global attribute isn't the right thing.
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