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RE: suggestion: althref for <a> in the spirit of 'alt for <img>'

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 11:41:20 +0100
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To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Jungshik Shin [SMTP:jshin@pantheon.yale.edu]
> 
> 
> I thought that it'd be nice if there's a kind of alt-attribute
> equivalent for <a>. That is, something like the following would
> be nice:
> 
[DJW:]  There's no need for this attribute for this
purpose; anyone sufficiently aware of accessibility 
issues to use it would not use javascript: URLs but
would use:

<a href="link1.html" 
      onclick=":_win('link1.html',abc, def); return false;"> 

Noting that, in practice, GUI browsers treat enter
as equivalent to a simple click (although an
onactivate, which I believe is in recent proposals,
would be better than onclick, if it were widely 
implemented).

The problem is a lack of awareness of anything 
except recent GUI browsers, not the lack of a 
feature.
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