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Re: ISSUE: @href anywhere/implementation

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 15:32:00 +0200
To: mark.birbeck@x-port.net, RDFa <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.ts607milsmjzpq@acer3010.lan>

On the question of implementation, I just checked with the mainstream  
browsers, and href on a span correctly is ignored. So the Joost case of

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doesn't do anything unexpected.

XHTML doesn't assign a meaning to href on span.
XHTML says attributes should be ignored if the UA doesn't know them.
Current browsers ignore it.

I don't think authors will expect href on a span to create a clickable  
link, because they expect the <a> element to do that.

There are other elements with href on (link, base) that don't create a  
clickable link.

Received on Thursday, 31 May 2007 13:32:21 UTC

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