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Re: HTML links - beginner's material

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 03:58:32 -0400
Message-ID: <5178E228.6050307@w3.org>
To: wpd@theherzes.com
CC: 'Chris Mills' <cmills@opera.com>, public-webplatform@w3.org
Hi, David, Chris-

On 4/25/13 3:13 AM, David R. Herz wrote:
> This is at the bottom of the HTML links page:
>
> “Exercise questions
>
>   “What is wrong with the following link: <a href="report.pdf"
> title="report as PDF, 2.3MB">get our latest report</a>?”
>
> I took this and made it part of an html document and it validated just
> fine.  It also opened properly on opera.  Syntactically it is correct.
> Stylistically, the link text is not specific, so if we do a link check,
> it will not be distinguishable out of context.  At the beginner level, I
> don’t know that I wouldn’t want to be more specific with the question.
> For those of us uncomfortable with our grasp of the syntax, this is the
> type of error we are seeking.
>
> Also, I have rethought my position on style sheets and having the styles
> in-line in our examples.   I think from the very outset, everything that
> belongs on a style sheet should go there.  This, unfortunately, would
> require the doubling of the number of code blocks in the html section –
> one for code, one for style – but good habits are best begun early.
>
> Would you like to set up a time to talk, or arrange a conference call of
> all interested parties on this?  I think it would be a good idea if we
> nailed down the architecture of the beginner sections and how they
> relate to the non-beginner/advanced sections, and perhaps set up an
> index and trouble shooting guide, which I can populate as I go, and then
> we can build in the links to the various syntaxes references later.

If you guys set up a call, I'm interested in participating.

Regards-
-Doug
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