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Re: 'email' element type

From: Ernest Cline <ernestcline@mindspring.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2003 21:21:54 -0400
To: Jim Dabell <jim-www-html@jimdabell.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <3E933D72.21743.4C7CFB@localhost>

Etan Wexler wrote:

> Jim Dabell wrote to <mailto:www-html@w3.org> on 8 April 2003 in "Re: 'email'
> element type" (<mid:200304081736.51106.jim-www-html@jimdabell.com>):
> 
> > I don't consider it to be redundant. mailto hrefs are behavioural, an
> > <email> element is also informational.
> 
> How is an 'email' element more informational than the presence of a "mailto"
> URI?

If I may presume, based on his comments so far, I imagine that he means 
that a user agent could style it differently than other sorts of links. 
However, that can already by done with the CSS3 Selector 
[href^="mailto:"]

I must admit to being tempted to do things like:

[href^-"mailto:"]::before {content:url("envelope.gif")}
[href^-"gopher:"]::before {content:url("gopher.gif")}
[href^="https:"]::before {content:url("padlock.gif")}
Received on Tuesday, 8 April 2003 21:22:38 GMT

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