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[whatwg] <A> Element & Attributes

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 09:27:24 +1100
Message-ID: <43C8294C.6000809@lachy.id.au>
Eugene T.S. Wong wrote:
> If I understand W3C correctly, they intend to give designers and 
> developers the ability to make anything clickable. Should we allow 
> all/most things to be clickable by default? If we get rid of <A> and 
> just place the attributes in the containing element or a span element, 
> then we might produce better code. For example:
> <MENU>
> <LI HREF="/">Home</LI>
> <LI HREF="sitemap">Site Map</LI>
> <LI>Catalog</LI>
> <LI HREF="contact">Contact Information</LI>
> </MENU>

While there are some benefits gained from taking the XHTML2 approach, it 
would not be backwards compatible with existing UAs.

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Friday, 13 January 2006 14:27:24 UTC

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