[whatwg] [WA1] Literals and Actions, comments on inline markup
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Tue May 27 01:11:26 PDT 2008
I do not see why SPAN[ID] should obsolete A[NAME]. I admit DIV[ID] marks a
true fragment whereas A[NAME] is merely a bookmark, which is old-style
shallow HTML with Hn vs SECTION &al.; this was probably influenced by legacy
printing technology, I can also imagine it was slightly less demanding from
the user agent; but SPAN[ID] really adds nothing to the picture.
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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 8:06 AM
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] [WA1] Literals and Actions, comments on inline markup
> One of the previous uses of <a> was to mark a destination anchor with
> 'name'. For the most part, the 'id' attribute has made this use
> obsolete. I'm wondering, though, what would be the appropriate WA1
> markup to use for anchoring to a bit of text that is not otherwise
<span id=""></span>, same as marking up any text that isn't otherwise
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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