[whatwg] Clarification on hashed id reference
adele at apple.com
Wed Feb 20 13:23:05 PST 2008
ah, I understand now - that makes sense. thanks!
On Feb 20, 2008, at 1:14 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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
> and the rules for parsing a hashed ID reference cover how to parse
> 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
>> rule is correct, maybe the initial description should mention the
>> attribute too.
> Why? Pointing at the name attribute is non-conforming.
> Ian Hickson U+1047E )
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