Re: new anchor type?

Ka-Ping Yee (s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp)
Sun, 30 Jun 1996 02:02:24 +0900


Message-Id: <31D561A0.51AACF1D@sse.tottori-u.ac.jp>
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 02:02:24 +0900
From: Ka-Ping Yee <s-ping@orange.cv.tottori-u.ac.jp>
To: Matthew James Marnell <marnellm@portia.portia.com>
Cc: Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>, www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: new anchor type? 

Matthew James Marnell wrote:
> 
> It's a pity that Netscape doesn't recognize the TITLE attribute to
> the <A> tag.  If they did ... your documents might acutally
> be useful to any browser that comes on the market, whether they
> support javascript or not.

One of many unfortunate facts.

It's a pity that Netscape...

    - doesn't support the ID attribute.
    - doesn't support the FN tag.
    - still parses comments wrong.
    - lets incorrect markup pass as okay.
    - flags correct markup as wrong, and makes it blink.
    - encourages people to use bad markup by
          endorsing SIZE=+5 and BGCOLOR=#343434.
    - doesn't support SRC in HR or UL or LI tags.
    - leaves blank lines for multiple BR tags.
    - doesn't support LH.
    - never bothered to do FIGures or OVERLAYs.
    - doesn't let you at the information in any LINK tags.
    - doesn't support stylesheets.

Pity that.

(Anyone else care to add to this list?  This is just what
i could come up with in about one minute.  -- Note also
that each of the missing features mentioned above are
currently available in at least one other browser.)


Ka-Ping Yee
University of Waterloo