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[whatwg] href attribute

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 06:03:02 +0100
Message-ID: <45F38D86.6040500@disruptive-innovations.com>
On 11/03/2007 05:59, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:

> In any case not all <a>'s are hyperlinks so for your meaning of semantic 
> they should also not be automatically hyperlinks (or anchors if you wish). 
> I am pretty sure that existence of 'href' attribute is what creates 
> semantic meaning of <a> for you. So why <a> cannot be <b href> or <c href>?

Let me also play the devil (I love it) : a feature is not trashable
only because it comes from XHTML 2.0 :-)
Here, a global href is a really cool idea, we should have done it in
HTML 4 but we were too blind to see.

</Daniel>
Received on Saturday, 10 March 2007 21:03:02 UTC

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