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Re: name="" deprecated in XHTML

From: Sebastian Mendel <lists@sebastianmendel.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:46:09 +0200
Message-ID: <48625A31.4070901@sebastianmendel.de>
CC: www-html@w3.org

Johannes Koch schrieb:
> Hi Sebastian
> Sebastian Mendel 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>
> AFAIR, the sup element never had a name attribute...

i know, but does not change much on the topic, or?

it could also be an img or select (for which name attribute is valid in HTML 

>> (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
> ... So it cannot be deprecated now. However, the use of name for a, 
> applet, form, frame, iframe, img, and map is deprecated in XHTML 1.0 
> (see <http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#h-4.10>).

yes, and that is what i am talking about, and do not understand

i think there are good reasons for an attribute "name" beside "id" and "class"

like you would use id, name and class in real world

Sebastian Mendel
Received on Wednesday, 25 June 2008 14:45:29 UTC

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