Re: Anchor dilemma

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@beach.w3.org)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 10:28:09 -0500


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To: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Anchor dilemma 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Mon, 19 Feb 1996 07:55:12 EST."
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Date: Mon, 19 Feb 1996 10:28:09 -0500
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>

In message <01I1E1S7LDBM000V2A@SCI.WFBR.EDU>, Foteos Macrides writes:
>"Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org> wrote:
>>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.
>
>	Has <SPOT ID="target">, which solved the empty anchor problem,
>been abandoned?

Putting <spot> in a spec won't fix the empty anchor problem: the
implementations have to be revised. I'm not interested in using <spot>
to band-aid the problems with <A>. I want the bugs fixed.

I _am_ interested in using <spot> for other things (like change bars,
and other non-hierarchical structures). So in my mind, it hasn't been
abandoned. I can't say it's high on the agenda right now, though.

Dan