[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>
jonas at sicking.cc
Mon Aug 4 02:08:59 PDT 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> Every now and then, the issue of a global href="" attribute for all
> elements comes up. There are many valid use cases for this, like being
> able to make all cells in a table row act like a link, or making a banner
> ad act like a single block of a link.
> Unfortunately, I've been told over and over by implementers that a global
> href="" is a bad idea, and at the end of the day, the implementors are the
> ones who have the final say, so that's just a non-starter.
Which implementations have you heard this from? As far as mozilla goes
we would have no technical problems implementing this.
The problems that I can see are of a more 'social' type. I.e. how to
behave when two links are nested, or when a button is nested inside a
link. Or how the event model interacts with the navigation action.
All these problems exist already, but might become more common if it was
easier to sprinkle 'href' attributes throughout the DOM.
More information about the whatwg