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Re: name attribute deprecated in XHTML

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 09:42:43 -0500
Message-ID: <42D52863.3070201@aptest.com>
To: Paolo Candelari +ADw-paolo.candelari+AEA-fastwebnet.it+AD4
CC: html list +ADw-www-html+AEA-w3.org+AD4

Well....  It says it is "deprecated" and will be removed.  In fact, it
was then removed in XHTML 1.1.  You should only use the name attribute
on these elements in your XHTML 1.0 documents if you are serving those
documents up as text/html and are trying to ensure that your documents
are backward compatible to HTML 4 browsers.  See Appendix C of XHTML 1
for more information

Paolo Candelari wrote:

>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/+ACM-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/+ACM-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?
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