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Re: anchor as block level element

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 09:33:56 +0200
Message-ID: <20051006093356.6rgs4djmeug480sw@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Quoting "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>:
>> 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.

I suggest you raise that with the HTML WG as they added the ability to 
link from
every single element. (Well, almost every single element.) Perhaps also 
with the
XML Core WG who are maintaining XLink.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 6 October 2005 07:54:03 UTC

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