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NAME attribute for IMG in HTML 4.01 spec

From: John Whelan <whelan@itp.unibe.ch>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 08:09:19 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199910051209.OAA06509@itpserver>
I just noticed that NAME has been added to the list of allowable
attributes for the IMG element "for backwards compatibility", i.e., to
legitimize the misuse of NAME in place of ID in JavaScript
implementations in Navigator and Explorer version 4.  My personal
opinion (that this is a step backwards) aside, it seems inappropriate
that this chance was made to the Strict as well as the Transitional
DTD.  If this change is only to cover older practices, shouldn't it
also be deprecated?
					John T. Whelan
Received on Tuesday, 5 October 1999 08:11:03 UTC

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