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[Bug 12334] make <a name> valid again in HTML5

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Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:58:24 +0000
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Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-03-18 17:58:24 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> I am then suggesting (a) to revert the semantics of <a> to the
> html4 semantics: it's the source of an hyperlink and/or a named
> anchor (b) to make <a name> valid again in html5.
> I would not mind if a note is added asking web authors to prefer the
> id attribute on an another element.

ONE: I support the view that the definition of <a> is not optimal. If I
remember correctly, it says that an <a> without @href, is "a place were there
could have been a link if it had been relevant".

TWO: But regardless of the definition: inside BlueGriffon, why don't you just
convert <a name="*"> into <a id="*"> ?

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