Re: Anchor dilemma

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 00:23:29 -0500


Message-Id: <m0toO4P-0002UJC@beach.w3.org>
To: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>, davido@apocalypse.org
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Anchor dilemma 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Tue, 13 Feb 1996 14:34:46 +0100."
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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 00:23:29 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <199602131334.OAA21129@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>, Abigail writes:
>++ If it is wrong, I think I must use the syntax below:
>++ 
>++ ... <A NAME="target"></A><A HREF="link_to_something">the text</A> ...
>
>No, as some browsers can't handle empty anchors.
>
>Use:
><a name = "target" href = "link">Text</a>

This "empty anchors" but is annoying, as it causes lots of folks
to write:

	<h1><a name="target"> blah blah </h1>

without closing the <a>, because their generator software doesn't know
where the end of the target is.

Would somebody please add this to the browsercaps suite?

http://www.objarts.com/bc/

Dan