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RE: Document fragment anchor elements

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 19:59:26 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A6DD@STAGECOACH>
To: www-html@w3.org
> From:	glen@superexpert.com [SMTP:glen@superexpert.com]
> 
> I'm confused regarding the reason why the A element that specifies an
> anchor
> to a document fragment requires an ending tag.  What is the purpose of the
> end tag of an A element when it names an anchor to a document fragment?  I
[DJW:]  
It's a consequence of using A for two purposes.  The closing
tag cannot be conditional on the attributes.  The reason is
possibly lost in time, as I don't know of anything that targets
as having contents.

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