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Re: [XHTMLMod] usemap="" attribute should be URI, not IDREF (PR#9641)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 01:14:51 +0200
To: "Steven Pemberton" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, w3c-html-wg@w3.org
Cc: voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com, "www-html-editor@w3.org" <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.thk9i10264w2qv@id-c0020.wanadoo.nl>

On Tue, 17 Oct 2006 17:37:04 +0200, Steven Pemberton  
<steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:
> Anne, we agree with you in principle, though as you have seen not  
> everyone does.

Well, that was more about what it would mean for it to be "a URI" I think.  
Whether it would mean supporting external maps or not. I think it should  
be a same-document reference, but the syntax should be a URI for  

> However, the aim of this revision is to add schema support, and not to  
> change the markup languages using Modularization. If we made this  
> change, languages that already use this modularization would become  
> invalid.

Which is exactly what I want. XHTML 1.1 is creating bug reports in web  
browsers on image maps exactly because of mistakes like this.

> Therefore we will postpone adopting this change until we update the  
> languages using modularization.

I disagree with this descision. I think it's about time that this change  
is reverted.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 17 October 2006 23:15:18 UTC

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