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RE: anchors in W3C specs

From: Ishida, Richard <Richard.Ishida@gbr.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 10:03:02 -0000
Message-ID: <8EAC52A94CD8D411A01000805FBB3776024CEB4D@gbrwgcms02.wgc.gbr.xerox.com>
To: "'Paul Grosso'" <pgrosso@arbortext.com>, Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>, spec-prod@w3.org
I believe it is also the case that where Netscape 4x would display alt text
as a tooltip, but not title text, Netscape 6x displays title text in the
tooltip, but not alt text.  Do people think we should (on practical grounds)
apply the same text to both alt and title elements, or is it better practise
to wean people off the idea that alt text will appear in a tooltip?


Richard Ishida
Globalisation Consultant,
International Document & User Interface Design
Xerox GKLS
tel: +44 1707 353395 (Voicemail always available)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Grosso [mailto:pgrosso@arbortext.com]
> Sent: 04 December 2001 17:28
> To: Susan Lesch; spec-prod@w3.org
> Subject: anchors in W3C specs
> What is the accepted way of doing links in the published
> HTML for W3C specs?
> Specifically, I'm concerned with the use link targets such 
> as <div id="foo"> that are expected to be the target of a
> link such as <a href="#foo">.  While this is allowable in
> XHTML, this is not compatible with HTML and does not follow 
> the XHTML guidelines for compatibility with HTML browsers;
> such links do not work, for example, in Netscape 4.x browsers.
> I have noted an increasing number of such links in W3C 
> documents, and I note with great concern that the W3C link 
> validator does not even so much as give a warning for such 
> links which are effectively BROKEN for all Netscape users.
> Personally, I'd like to see our pub styles indicate that
> W3C specs should follow the XHTML compatibility guideline
> that suggests targets of the form <a id="foo" name="foo">
> are used, and I'd like to see the link validator give
> errors (or at least warnings) for link targets using an
> id since that won't work in many of the deployed browsers.
> paul
Received on Wednesday, 5 December 2001 05:11:24 UTC

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