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name attribute deprecated in XHTML

From: Paolo Candelari <paolo.candelari@fastwebnet.it>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 16:39:18 +0200
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I'm reading (again) XHTML 1.0 Rec.
I wouldn't misunderstand what I'm reading but in paragraph 4.10 (
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#h-4.10 ) I read:

 Note that in XHTML 1.0, the name attribute of these elements (a, applet,
form, frame, iframe, img, and map) is formally deprecated, and will be
removed in a subsequent version of XHTML.

Reading XHTML 1.0 DTD, both strict and transitional, we can find that name
is a permitted attribut of these elements and in HTML 4.01 ( The semantics
of the elements and their attributes are defined in the W3C Recommendation
for HTML 4. http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/REC-xhtml1-20020801/#abstract ) we
find a suggestion tu use id instead of name for form and img elements.

I haven't problem to use id instead of name as fragment identifier (I think
that now UA are alomost compliant to understand thw usage of id attribut),
as I usally do, but how I have to read what quoted above like a "remainder"
(i.e. informative) or a normative point of XHTML 1.0 Rec?

Regards.

Paolo

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