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[whatwg] href attribute

From: carmen <_@whats-your.name>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 03:25:07 -0400
Message-ID: <20070311072507.GA14817@replic.net>
On Sun Mar 11, 2007 at 06:03:02AM +0100, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> 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 :-)

wow, thanks for pointing that out... i had no idea. at least if i start doing it i can prove someone else thought it was a good enough idea to put in writing..

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-hyperAttributes.html

> 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 23:25:07 UTC

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