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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 
4.01)


>> (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

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

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