[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Feb 28 07:35:05 PST 2008
Dnia 27-02-2008, Śr o godzinie 23:25 +1100, Shannon pisze:
> ---LINK with block-level or interactive content---
> This proposal would circumvent <A>'s main limitation which is its
> requirement to not wrap block-level elements or 'interactive' content.
> The HTML5 draft requires it wrap 'phrasing content' (essentially
> paragraphs) and not wrap 'interactive' content (such as other
> hyperlinks) however I see no reason why a link attribute should require
> these limits. Links would simply cascade as in the following example:
> <table link="alphabet.html" title="Alphabetical List">
> <td link="c.html" title="More about C">C</td>
Tables should be used to present tabular data.
Tabular data is something the user may want to meditate or to copy;
their content cannot be grasped in a glance.
Hyperlinked text should be a concise description
of the content of the other page;
a table does not meet that requirement.
This design violates the least surprise principle.
> In the example above clicking anywhere on the table except 'C' brings up
> a generic page, whereas 'C' has dedicated content. The following nested
> links would also be valid:
> <span link="foo.html">click anywhere on this line except <b
> link="bar.html" title="Go to bar instead">here</b> to visit foo.</span>
It would be difficult to style a hyperlink within a hyperlink;
moreover, a hyperlink that contains another hyperlink is not concise,
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