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Re: name and id

From: (wrong string) šper <christoph.paeper@tu-clausthal.de>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 03:20:38 +0100
Message-ID: <026201c2ca61$ad5459a0$3ef4ae8b@heim4.tuclausthal.de>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>

Simon Jessey:
> I find that Netscape Navigator 4 only has partial support for the 'id'
> attribute when used for creating jump links. The 'name' attribute works,

If you need to support this feature in browsers this old, you really should
use an HTML version it is in.

> but that invalidates my code because I use XHTML 1.1.

NS4, like IE6, is an _HTML, not an XHTML browser. You'll probably not even
get them to accept application/xhtml+xml, /the/ correct MIME type of XHTML
1.1 documents.

To put it in a nutshell: Not everyone is best off with the most recent
version of some file format.

> Besides reverting to an earlier version of HTML, can
> anyone suggest a way of getting 'id' to work in NN4?

I fear, someone might find some strange Javascript workaround or something,
but please keep it out of this list, where it's off topic (the initial
question, too).

Received on Saturday, 1 February 2003 21:20:42 UTC

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