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Re: name and id

From: Simon Jessey <simon@jessey.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 2003 07:34:24 -0500
Message-ID: <000b01c2cab7$6b589ab0$6601a8c0@Simon2S0JP11>
To: "www-html" <www-html@w3.org>, "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>

Thanks for your comments, David. The mailing list description is rather
vague and I thought that a question like mine was legitimate. Although I
said that I would like to take advantage of advanced features in the future,
my question was really only about the removal of the 'name' attribute from
XHTML 1.1, and its impact on backwards-compatibility. By using 'id' instead,
I am effectively removing functionality for the "thankfully dwindling" NN4
user base. Specifically, I was using it for a "skip to navigation" link in
this test page: http://jessey.net/tests/

Kind regards

Simon Jessey

w: http://jessey.net/blog/
e: simon@jessey.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
> [OT] you should ensure that the scripting effectively turns off in
> NS4 (more precisely, in any browser that doesn't support the required
> language and object model features as determined by probing for them);
> accessibility requires that the page work without scripting, so this
> should cause no great hardship.  Generally pure HTML is very backwards
> compatible, it's only when one starts scripting it, or using more advanced
> style sheet features that backwards compatibility breaks.
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