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Re: name="" deprecated in XHTML

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 14:55:07 +0100
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To: w3-html <www-html@w3.org>

On 1 Jul 2008, at 14:20, Sebastian Mendel wrote:

> yes, you can do all the things you could do with name also with  
> class, but you could also do all the things you can do with class  
> with the id

No, you can't. @id does not let you mark an element as being part of a  

> but this is not the question, i think there are more elements/ 
> attributes which could be removed and their targeted using could be  
> reached another way

> id = unique per document, one per element
> class = non-unique, more per element


> name = non-unique, one per element

Depending on which element the attribute is applied to.

> it is common to change classes of an element on the fly or dynamic

So what?

> name shouldn't

Why not?

> classes are overlapping, names not

I have no idea what you mean by that.

> it makes things more clear

How so?

David Dorward
Received on Tuesday, 1 July 2008 13:55:46 UTC

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