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Re: adding title tag to text based link

From: Paul Collins <pauldcollins@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 09:39:55 +0100
Message-ID: <fa62db570507190139180feb90@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> --- David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > > EG: <a href="#" title="example link">example link</a>
> >
> > Please don't give examples of this bad practice (common symptom
> > is dead links because the page only works with scripting present
> > and enabled and compatible with the browser).  href should always
> > be a vaid URL that leads to the correct place (or at least to
> > a page that achieves the effect of the scripting without using
> > scripting).
> >
> > In any case, are empty fragment names allowed?
> 
> According to the RFC (2396) yes:
> 
> Syntax:
> - (section 4):
>   URI-reference = [ absoluteURI | relativeURI ] [ "#" fragment ]
> - (section 4.1):
>   fragment      = *uric
> (that's zero or more uri characters)
> 
> Given this syntax it's perfectly valid to have a URI reference
> consisting of nothing but a #.
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt

To be honest I was only using it as an example of a title and I don't
code HREF's like that, I knew someone would have to point it out
though!


On 7/19/05, Marjolein Katsma <iamback4now@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> --- David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > > EG: <a href="#" title="example link">example link</a>
> >
> > Please don't give examples of this bad practice (common symptom
> > is dead links because the page only works with scripting present
> > and enabled and compatible with the browser).  href should always
> > be a vaid URL that leads to the correct place (or at least to
> > a page that achieves the effect of the scripting without using
> > scripting).
> >
> > In any case, are empty fragment names allowed?
> 
> According to the RFC (2396) yes:
> 
> Syntax:
> - (section 4):
>   URI-reference = [ absoluteURI | relativeURI ] [ "#" fragment ]
> - (section 4.1):
>   fragment      = *uric
> (that's zero or more uri characters)
> 
> Given this syntax it's perfectly valid to have a URI reference
> consisting of nothing but a #.
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
> 
> 
> 
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