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Re: :links and HTML

From: Matthew Brealey <webmaster@richinstyle.com>
Date: 12 Oct 2000 15:45:29 -0000
Message-ID: <20001012154529.26031.qmail@phoenix.futurequest.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
You wrote:
>
> at "5.11.2 The link pseudo-classes: :link and :visited" in the CSS 2
> specs there is this sentence:
> "The document language determines which elements are hyperlink source
> anchors. For example, in HTML 4.0, the link pseudo-classes apply to A
> elements with an 'href' attribute."
> 
> The question is whether it makes sense to extend this to the "onClick"
> attribute. 

No.

The document language is HTML, not JavaScript. In addition, although
non-normative, it says 'link pseudo-classes apply to' A[href]. '
JavaScript is not the document language.


'onclick = script [CT] 
The onclick event occurs when the pointing device button is clicked 
over an element. This attribute may be used with most elements.'

Onclick is an event. Onclick is not a link. Onclick might do alert('You 
clicked'). (The location property (or whatever its equivalent in VBs**t 
is is not a link either).)
Received on Thursday, 12 October 2000 11:45:34 GMT

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