W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > October 2005

Re: anchor as block level element

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 08:02:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4344CC1C.4010006@splintered.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> 
> Probably a crazy dream, but is there a cogent argument for changing  
> anchor to a block level element?
> 
> Why was anchor made inline?

Because otherwise you couldn't have a sentence with a [link] sprinkled
in, and that's traditionally the way you'd want a link to behave in a
hyperlinked document.

I know (from the GAWDS list) that you'd want something like an entire
DIV, with block level children, to be an anchor...but accommodating that
specific requirement would have repercussions for the most common way of
adding links, imho.

-- 
Patrick H. Lauke
__________________________________________________________
re·dux (adj.): brought back; returned. used postpositively
[latin : re-, re- + dux, leader; see duke.]
www.splintered.co.uk | www.photographia.co.uk
http://redux.deviantart.com
__________________________________________________________
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
http://webstandards.org/
__________________________________________________________
Received on Thursday, 6 October 2005 07:02:59 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:54:41 GMT