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[Bug 7422] Add definition of <a name>

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Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 08:16:55 +0000
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Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2009-08-25 08:16:54 ---
This bug doesn't look accurate to me, because the name attribute on a elements
is in fact listed as an obsolete feature. Specifically, <a name> is obsolete
but conforming when the value of the name attribute is non-empty, and obsolete
and nonconforming when the value of the name attribute is empty. The spec also

"Authors should not specify the name attribute on a elements. If the attribute
is present, its value must not be the empty string. In earlier versions of the
language, this attribute served a similar role as the id attribute. The id
attribute should be used instead."

Which describes the former purpose and the better choice to use now.

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