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Re: XHTML 2.0 and the href and src attributes

From: Jonny Axelsson <jax@opera.no>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 18:04:35 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
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08.08.02 17:15:29, Chris Mannall <chris.mannall@hecubagames.com> wrote:

>To which Jonny Axelsson replied:
> >It would make the a element entirely redundant.

>This isn't strictly true; only the a element retains the hreflang, type, 
>charset, rel, and rev attributes, all of which (arguably) add value. I'd 
>especially lament the loss of 'rel' and 'rev' were a to be deleted 
>entirely; although browser support for these attributes is limited (to 
>put it politely), these attributes are potentially very useful. So the a 
>element still has its place.

This functionality would part of any link, whether using a or some other 
element. While I don't dispute the functionality of "rel", will you truly 
lament the loss of "rev" or do you just think you might miss it? Personally 
I don't think "rev" is useful, even potentially.


>In addition, in quickly checking up on the attributes named above, I 
>believe I've come across an error in the spec; section 9.1 contains the 
>following example:
>
>     <a name="anchor-one">This is the location of anchor one.</a>
>
>The name attribute isn't defined anywhere; and I'd rather it stay that 
>way, since as has been mentioned the functionality of the above example 
>can be achieved with the id attribute anyway.

You are right, this is in error, should be <a id="anchor-one">.


Jonny Axelsson
Documentation,
Opera software
Received on Thursday, 8 August 2002 12:00:42 GMT

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