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Re: javascript: protocol

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 22:51:28 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200203012251.g21MpT306436@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> My question is, what exactly is the problem with it.

From a purist point of view, the thing before the : is not a protocol
but a scheme; it identifies the format of the following data, which
in turn represents a web resource.  javascript: URLs don't identify 
a resource, they provide an action.  As someone waid, either here,
or on www-html, recently, links are nouns, but javascript: URLs
are verbs.
Received on Friday, 1 March 2002 17:54:38 UTC

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