Re: Anchor dilemma

Foteos Macrides (MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 07:55:12 -0500 (EST)


Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 07:55:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Subject: Re: Anchor dilemma
To: connolly@beach.w3.org
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <01I1E1S7LDBM000V2A@SCI.WFBR.EDU>

"Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org> wrote:
>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/

	Has <SPOT ID="target">, which solved the empty anchor problem,
been abandoned?

	If so, and clients which implemented it based on the expired
HTML 3.0 DTD retain it, but also implement new markup not in that
DTD, how should the DOCTYPE be specified?

				Fote

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