anchor text as default parameter

dba@althingi.is
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 21:19:49 GMT


From: dba@althingi.is
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 1996 21:19:49 GMT
Message-Id: <199606032119.VAA09255@freki.althingi.is>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: anchor text  as default parameter

Most references to cgi scripts are like:
<a href="...script?paremeter=value">atext</a>
where value and atext are the same, or at least value is easily
deduced from atext, so it would save a lot of work and many stupid 
errors if the atext was a default parameter to the cgi script.
This default parameter could for instance have the name a so if
the html author did not specify a=something then a=atext would be
added. If this is to radical then some way of specifying 
that the atext should be supplied to the script as a parameter 
is needed.

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