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From: Albert Chang <albert.chang@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 21:27:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4279769B.7090806@comcast.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Hi,

I'm pretty sure that everybody knows this already.  There is a minor bug 
with xhtml 1.1.  I signed up for bugzilla, but the validation email 
hasn't been sent yet.  And if I did report this bug, I wouldn't have 
gotten a reply.  So I'm just going to open it up to the mailing list to 
see if someone could answer my question.

As a lot of people know, w3c is trying to get rid of the name attribute 
where it is not needed.  One of the place where it has been taken out is 
with the <map> tag.  The regulations say that it should use the id 
attribute instead of the name attribute.  So I do this, and as a lot of 
people know, to make use of the map, the "usemap" attribute is summoned 
in the <img> tag.  Everybody should know that to access an id, the id 
selector (#) is put before the title.  The problem is, according to the 
xhtml 1.1 regulations, we're not allowed to put a id selector in it at all.

This makes it impossible to use the id selector because even though you 
get one part valid, another part won't be valid.  So I was wondering if 
there have been any actions to change that in xhtml 1.1 or 2.0.
Received on Thursday, 5 May 2005 01:32:07 GMT

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