[whatwg] Proposal for a link attribute to replace <a href>
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Fri Feb 29 08:18:47 PST 2008
On 29 Feb 2008, at 01:29, Shannon wrote:
> Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> > While yes, you could rely on something like that, it totally
> breaks in any user agent without scripting support. Nothing else, to
> my knowledge, in HTML 5 leads to total loss of functionality without
By total loss of functionality I meant something that is functionality
provided by HTML itself (and not through CSS or some DOM API) which
leads to the page being totally unusable.
> Well nothing except global/session/database storage,
You already have the fallback for people without ECMAScript, so that
> the "irrelevant" attribute,
So you can edit something which you otherwise couldn't. Oh well.
Oh come on. Even IE supports this. This most certainly is backwards
Again, this is a DOM API and can be recreated in ECMAScript (which, if
you're try to use it at all, you know is enabled).
Both IE and Safari have partial support for this already.
> the video and audio elements, canvas
All three of these have fallback content, which is needed sometimes
when a browser does support HTML 5 anyway.
> and the connection interface.
Again, you know you have ECMAScript enabled already to be able to use
this at all. Something similar could be done using XMLHttpRequest, if
I am not mistaken.
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