Re: What is planned for these attributes?

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Tue, 09 Sep 1997 16:11:38 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.3.32.19970909161138.008d8290@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 1997 16:11:38 -0400
To: Arnaud Le Hors <lehors@w3.org>
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <341544FB.3A40A2EA@w3.org>
Subject: Re: What is planned for these attributes?

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At 02:45 PM 09/09/97 +0200, Arnaud Le Hors wrote:
>> First, I have a JavaScript that requires the use of a NAME attribute in 
an
>> IMG tag. This attribute has not been included in any of the W3C DTDs as
>> yet, and doesn't appear to be in the 4.0 draft yet either.
>> 
>Sorry, I don't understand what "a JavaScript that requires" means. Where
>does this piece of code comes from? How does this mean the IMG element
>has to have a name attribute? Couldn't that simply be a bug in the
>script instead? As far as I know no W3C vendor ever asked for this
>attribute to be added...

JavaScript and other scripting languages seem to depend on NAME attributes 
on most elements, even though the ID attribute makes NAME redundant.  
(It's not easy to find any reference information at Netscape, but 
<http://www.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/Gold/handbook/javascript/navobj.html#k
eyobj> indicates JavaScript's use of a NAME attribute on the FORM 
element.)

The HTML 4.0 draft currently lists a NAME attribute for IMG in the text of 
the draft [1] but not in the DTD [2].  I assume the listing in the text is 
an error since the comment with it is "submitting objects with forms", for 
which the IMG element is not used.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40/struct/includes.html#h-7.7.2
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-html40/sgml/dtd.html

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