[whatwg] [WA1] <ol type=a> is semantic
kornel at ideadesigners.com
Wed Oct 12 13:17:04 PDT 2005
On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 17:11:40 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> BTW I'd be tempted to suggest that the attribute on <ref> be for="" and
> that it take an IDREF rather than a URI, to avoid any chance that people
> might try to refer to things in other documents and expect it to work,
> and also for consistency with <label for=""> and <output for=""> -- what
> you think?
I like the idea, but I see some minor problems:
- user agents may need to stop progressive rendering if there is forward
reference (<ref /> before referenced list item).
- what if CSS markers/list-style are dynamically chaged (on hover or using
js)? Should references be changed realtime as well? As far as I know there
isn't any similar element in CSS, so engines may not be prepared to
support something like that.
- what should be done with references to non-existant ID? I think that if
fallback content is displayed in such case, it will lead to hard-to-spot
<ol><li id="foo" /></ol>
See <ref to="f00">1</ref>.
In testing it will seem OK to author, but will break when list is changed.
regards, Kornel Lesinski
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