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Re: [XHTML] @show on <a/>

From: dolphinling <lists@dolphinling.net>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 12:06:34 -0500
Message-ID: <440DBD9A.7010101@dolphinling.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Quoting Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>:
>> Notice which section of the HTML specification 'target' is described 
>> in.  That's right -- the Frames section. XHTML 1.1 doesn't have 
>> Frames. Neither  will XHTML 2.0. @target is deprecated and doesn't 
>> exist in neither HTML  4.01 Strict nor XHTML 1.0 Strict. Its use is 
>> prescribed and is behavioural.
> That was a mistake. We need "target" at least for <object>.


If it's for the same reason that target currently exists and you're 
planning on using <object> like an iframe, then no, that's wrong.

Links are for moving from one resource to another. <object> is for 
external data that is part of the current resource. If you're changing 
the source of the <object> data, then you're changing the current 
resource, and it belongs in the realm of javascript.

("Resource" here meaning the same thing it does in URL/URI)

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