[whatwg] Clarification on hashed id reference
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 20 13:14:32 PST 2008
On Wed, 20 Feb 2008, Adele Peterson wrote:
> I was looking at the definition of a valid hashed id reference, and I
> noticed some inconsistency. The first sentence says the string must
> match the id attribute, but then the last parsing rule says that the
> string can match the id or name attributes of the element.
Right, the definition of "valid hashed ID reference" defines what's valid,
and the rules for parsing a hashed ID reference cover how to parse them
even if they're invalid.
> If the parsing rule is correct, then should there be some rule for
> determining which attribute should get checked first? And if the parsing
> rule is correct, maybe the initial description should mention the name
> attribute too.
Why? Pointing at the name attribute is non-conforming.
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