Associating Hidden Infomation with an Anchor

guthery@austin.sar.slb.com
Mon, 6 Nov 95 04:38:55 CST


From: guthery@austin.sar.slb.com
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 95 04:38:55 CST
Message-Id: <9511061038.AA10442@asterix>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Associating Hidden Infomation with an Anchor

I'd like to associate some arbitrary hidden information with an anchor
end-point (for automatic generation of pointer indexes, for example).

Two techinques come to mind:

  1) <a name=job1234 my_values=ohio:drive-in:cook>

or

  2) <a name=job1234> <meta content=ohio:drive-in:cook>


(1) uses an undefined attribute on the grounds that browsers ignore such.

(2) uses a HEAD element in the BODY on the same grounds.

Neither are kosher.  What is the "right stuff"?

Cheers, Scott