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Re: XHTML 2.0: Suggestion for <addr/> and <blockaddr/> to replace <address/>

From: Lachlan Hunt <lhunt07@netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 13:30:32 +1100
Message-ID: <3FD3E248.8030600@netscape.net>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org

ernestcline@mindspring.com wrote:

> Why do you think that the extension of href to most elements will
> cause the problems you fear? It isn't difficult now to create documents
> that have massive links. I certainly haven't encountered many pages
> that try to do either:
> <p><a href=...><!-- lots of text --></a></p>
> or:
> <table onclick=...>...</div>.

An example of this is what Google do with their AdWords.  They also use 
a poorly structured table layout and font tags to do it!

<td id="taw1" class="ch" bgcolor="#e0ffe3" nowrap="nowrap"
    onmouseover="ss('go to www.telstra.com.au/foxtel/')"
    onmouseout="cs()"
    onclick="ga(this,event)">
    <a id="aw1" href="/url?q=http://..."
    onmouseover="return ss('go to www.telstra.com.au/foxtel/')"
    onmouseout="cs()"><font size="-1">A great deal on FOXTEL</font></a><br>
    <font class="f" size="-2">Get a great deal on your FOXTEL<br>
        Only from <font color="#000000">Telstra</font>.</font><br>
    <font color="green" size="-1">www.telstra.com.au/foxtel/</font>
    <font class="f" size="-2"><br>Interest:
        <img src="/images/pos_bar.gif" width="23" height="4" 
align="middle" border="0" alt="">
        <img src="/images/neg_bar.gif" width="17" height="4" 
align="middle" border="0" alt="">
    </font>
</td>

For Google, and other sites, it would be good if they could do that like 
this
<div id="adwords">
    <section href="http://...">
        <h>A great deal on FOXTEL</h>
        etc...
    </section>
    <section href="http://...">
        <h>Another Ad...</h>
    </section>
</div>
Received on Sunday, 7 December 2003 21:30:47 GMT

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