Re: nested HREFs - why a no-no?

Paul Cohen (pmcohen@netaxs.com)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 00:06:45 -0500


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Date: Tue, 22 Nov 1994 00:06:45 -0500
To: www-html@www0.cern.ch
From: pmcohen@netaxs.com (Paul Cohen)
Subject: Re: nested HREFs - why a no-no?

>Let's say I have a note (a footnote, for example) that refers to
>something in the bibliography:
>
>  <A HREF="Note">Blah, blah, blah.  See John Doe (<A HREF="#JohnDoe86">
>  1986</A>: 5-17).</A>
>
>Is this both outside the range of HTML *and* is it going to make brows-
>ers choke?  Just out of curiosity I checked it out with Mosaic, and it
>mostly works....

I would think that at the least it would be visually confusing.  Most of the
browsers are pretty generous, but the user might not notice the nested link.

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