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Re: HTML is a declarative mark-up language

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:37:30 +0100
Message-ID: <49816ACA.2070505@kosek.cz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jan 2009, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> If I ask a simple question, like:
>>    what does the name attribute on the "a" (anchor) element mean?
> The answer to this question is "nothing, this element is non-compliant in 
> HTML5". In fact, that's exactly the answer you found, it seems.

Just small side note. I think it would help if each element will contain
not only list of "Element-specific attributes" but also list or link to
global attributes available on all elements. The current editorial style
prevents using spec as a reference guide -- and in fact that way Roy
will quickly find that name attribute is not present on <a> in HTML5.


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