[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>

Paweł Stradomski pstradomski at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 06:26:28 PST 2008

W liście Shannon z dnia czwartek 28 lutego 2008:
> FAQ:      * It adds no new functionality that can't already be achieved
> using the a element.
> Absolutely not true. A global attribute offers several features that <a>
> does not - most importantly nested links and the ability to hyperlink
> block and interactive elements without breaking validation.
In my opinion this would be an important problem. How should nested links 
work? Suppose I put href="http://a" on <p> element and href="http://b" on a 
<span> inside that <p>. What should happen when the user clicks on that 
<span>? That's the reason why nested <a>'s are forbidden by HTML 4 and

I'm not against href on every element, but then nesting elements with href 
attribute should be forbidden. Similarly href should be forbidden on 
interactive elements (buttons etc.), so making it global would be a problem.

Paweł Stradomski

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