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Re: name="" deprecated in XHTML

From: Sebastian Mendel <lists@sebastianmendel.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:30:20 +0200
Message-ID: <4862567C.7040202@sebastianmendel.de>
CC: w3-html <www-html@w3.org>

Tina Holmboe schrieb:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 03:58:41PM +0200, Sebastian Mendel wrote:
>> Franklin Tse schrieb:
>>>> i used to use name="" to group equal elements, or in other words, 
>>>> same element placed more than once on a page
>>>> e.g. a footnote <sup name="footnote_1">1</sup>
>>>> (and than i used the name to attach a mouse hover event to it which  
>>>> displayed the content from the bottom in a bubble hint)
>>>> but this is now deprecated
>>>> does this makes sense?
>>> The class attribute appears to be more suitable for grouping.
>> no, not really, class groups element of the same 'class'
>   It's actually the other way around - class assign elements to certain
>   classes as the XHTML 2 draft put it:
>     "This attribute assigns one or more class names to an
>      element; the element may be said to belong to these classes."
>   If the element in question is unique for the document, then ID would be
>   more appropriate, but if you wish to assign elements to a certain
>   'group' then 'class' is appropriate.

yes, but i am talking about the same element placed more than once in the 

Sebastian Mendel
Received on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 14:29:40 UTC

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