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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sat May 31 02:02:08 PDT 2008

On Sat, 31 May 2008 04:20:10 +0200, Ernest Cline  
<ernestcline at mindspring.com> wrote:
> What about adding a third non-metadata hyperlink element, say <anchor>,  
> which would be a flow content element with flow content allowed in it?   
> This would seem to cover the use cases presented, while preserving <a>  
> as being phrasing content only.  The only issue I see if this were  
> added, is whether it would be better to have the ismap attribute of  
> <img> only work with <a> or to have it work with the new element as well.

The <a> element can already do this and it would be backwards compatible.

Anne van Kesteren

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