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nesting and the newly promiscuous href

From: Jewett, Jim J <jim.jewett@eds.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 10:58:22 -0500
Message-ID: <B8CDFB11BB44D411B8E600508BDF076C1A745B9E@usahm010.exmi01.exch.eds.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, "'ernestcline@mindspring.com'" <ernestcline@mindspring.com>

Ernest Cline wrote:

>  I certainly haven't encountered 
>  many pages that try to do either:

> <p><a href=...><!-- lots of text --></a></p>
> or:
> <table onclick=...>...</div>.

I'm most worried about nesting.

I have seen pages that link each
header to the table of contents.

I have seen news summary pages 
surround the lead paragraph of each
story with two separate links to the 
full story.

I have seen explanatory pages that
link to sidebars and longer explanations.

In each of these cases, the new format
would make it seem "natural" to turn the
whole paragraph into a link -- which then
masks a link contained within the paragraph.

Received on Monday, 8 December 2003 10:59:15 UTC

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