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

Andrew Fedoniouk news at terrainformatica.com
Wed Aug 30 13:18:17 PDT 2006

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anne van Kesteren" <fora at annevankesteren.nl>
To: "WHATWG" <whatwg at whatwg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Lists, <ins>/<del>, and <a>

| 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).

Anne, seems like I don't understand what "backward compatible" [1]
means in this context. Could you explain what you mean here?

Outdated UA will not interpret <li href="..." >  but will do <a href="..." >
Up-to-date UA will understand both.

Looks as backward compatible solution to me.

Andrew Fedoniouk.

OT little bit:
in h-smile engine (htmlayout,etc) hyperlink implemented as a behavior:hyperlink
Intrinsically [2] it applied to a[href]  elements only but can be assigned
to any DOM element as *[href] { behavior:hyperlink; } using CSS.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backward_compatibility
[2] http://www.terrainformatica.com/htmlayout/master_ss_css.php

| > [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-edit.html
| -- 
| Anne van Kesteren
| <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
| <http://www.opera.com/>

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