[whatwg] href synonyms?
Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 09:57:18 PST 2010
On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Roger Hågensen <rescator at emsai.net> wrote:
> It seems like in all cases these are simply a URI, and whether it takes you
> to some place or if it loads in something is purely contextual.
> So why not spec all those to simply be synonyms for href (which is used both
> for inbound and outbound).
You mean <img href="foo"> and/or <a src="foo"> should work? That
would be very confusing. What happens if you have <img href="foo"
src="bar">? In particular, will code like
document.getElementsByTagName("img").src = "foo";
still work even if there's also an href attribute? Or what about
to hide the image? That will suddenly fail if there's an href
attribute. This is not, in effect, a backwards-compatible change.
(Although it would be nice if <link rel="stylesheet" href="foo"> and
<script src="foo"></script> worked the same way, like <style
src="foo"></style> or such . . .)
Or am I misunderstanding you?
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