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

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Wed Jul 30 06:46:46 PDT 2008

On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 15:29:47 +0200, James Graham <jg307 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> I think <table><a><tr> also causes problems;


> being able to link whole table rows seems like one of the major use  
> cases for this proposal.

I don't know how to do that short of using script.

Perhaps HTMLElement should have a links collection to make it simpler to  
write the script?

    <tr onclick="links[0].click()">

> Would the implementor feedback that global href is a bad idea still  
> apply if instead of "global" it was "large set of elements" where the  
> large set would explicitly not include things like form elements?

Allowing href in more places is potentially a security problem since  
suddenly you could run scripts from things that blacklist-based sanitizers  
don't filter out.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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