Re: Anchor dilemma

Harold A. Driscoll (
Tue, 13 Feb 1996 19:16:45 +0000

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Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 19:16:45 +0000
From: "Harold A. Driscoll" <>
Subject: Re: Anchor dilemma
Cc: (Yannick Cadin),

At 08:29 13/2/96 -0500, wrote:
>> I would like to know if the construction below is possible or not?
>>  (Because the same text acts as a target and as a link.)
>> ... <A NAME="target"><A HREF="link_to_something">the text</A></A> ...
>> If it is wrong, I think I must use the syntax below:
>> ... <A NAME="target"></A><A HREF="link_to_something">the text</A> ...

>Try this:
>... <A NAME="target" HREF="link_to_something">the text</A> ...

This has become a popular area of confusion, and for many people is far from
obvious. I'd suggest that a short usage note would be a useful addition to
the next version of the language specification document.  /Harold
Harold A. Driscoll             
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