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Re: Are href and src part of CSS?

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 06:54:57 +0100
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Cc: www-style@w3.org
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>


the case study I had in mind was something comparable to illumination  
or comic strips.
possibly something like: http://www.zelo.com/family/nursery/nuttree.asp

Images also have a context, as do words and it isn't necessarily  
appropriate in all circumstances for the word context to take  
priority. In this circumstance one can offset the image from the word  
in the link

However there may be the instance where a particular destination is  
the collection of words and images that are not contiguous and it was  
this circumstance I was seeking to address.

Perhaps the first letter of each line makes a new word? It's easy to  
imagine all types of designs, that when the user mouses over or tabs  
to, illuminate a 'hidden' link. No doubt there may be a workaround in  
many cases.
However I believe there may be a case for considering  that "anchors  
may have disparate parts".

as I may have mentioned I've been working with SVG for the past few  
years, and only very recently returned to html and css, and it may be  
that consideration of SVG navigation has fried my natural facilities.



On 8 Sep 2005, at 22:04, David Woolley wrote:

> It would be convenient for many if a particular destination was
> listed but once on a page, but might be clicked from various
> locations. This would seem to be feasible where destinations are part
> of the style and linked by class....

Destinations are never part of style.  src used properly is also not
part of style.  This is an HTML issue.

> Are href and src truly part of the content of a page? if not they
> might be considered part of the presentation.

href being content is fundamental to the H in HTML.  src is really
just a funny sort of href that causes the linked document to be
automatically fetched.

> img.mypix {src: clara.gif}

img.mypix {content: url(clara.gif)}

however the inclusion of elements in the HTML for purely styling
purposes is undesirable.

In general SGML, one would use entities for repeated, well, entities.

> Currently this is only possible for immediate proximity, and then
> with difficulty.

If you are thinking of your previous question, the ideographic and
alphabetic versions should be physically adjacent in the source

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Learning Disabilities and the Internet

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