[whatwg] Lists, <ins>/<del>, and <a>

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Aug 30 01:35:33 PDT 2006

On Wed, 30 Aug 2006 09:16:54 +0200, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:
> I don't know what the inversion attribute is supposed to mean, but the  
> class attribute is semantically meaningless.  However, we could  
> introduce the edit and datetime attributes from the XHTML 2.0 draft's  
> Edit Attributes Module [1].

I've personally proposed that as well, at least once. The problem, similar  
to introducing href="" everywhere is that it's not backwards compatible.  
However, as opposed to <a href="">, <del> and <ins> are not often used and  
don't provide important functionality (the interaction most users have  
with them is their visual appearance).

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

Anne van Kesteren

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