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RE: anchors and Bobby

From: P.H.Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 10:56:54 -0000
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> From: Jon Hanna [mailto:jon@hackcraft.net]

> Why are you using name? Backwards compatibility?
> Does anyone know if the need for name is still a pressing backwards
> compatibility issue?

I'd posit that it is if you have a large percentage of your audience
still on Netscape4.x. I personally decided to ditch named anchors, but in
other places it may be a decision that's beyond the web author's control
(and possibly not even because of accessibility, but for no other reason
than "our boss still surfs the interweb powered by Netscrape 4.72").

Patrick H. Lauke
Webmaster / University of Salford
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 05:56:59 UTC

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