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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
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