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[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:20:07 +0200
Message-ID: <op.uby3jt0c64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Fri, 30 May 2008 17:12:12 +0200, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>  
> As far as I can tell a block-level <a> is already supported just fine, as
> you *can* wrap block-level content in an <a> and have it work as expected
> right now, and CSSing an <a> into display:block works wonderfully.  It
> *appears* that only the standard disallows this at the moment - the  
> actual browsers handle it just fine.

This is probably more a question of whether we should allow this in HTML  
then whether or not we can allow this in browsers as browsers pretty much  
have to support this anyway.

I personally think we should allow this for cases as demonstrated by this  


(Disclaimer: I have worked on that site three years ago.)

(I agree that a global href="" attribute would not be very feasible given  
all the other attributes <a> has.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 30 May 2008 08:20:07 UTC

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