[whatwg] URN or protocol attribute
simonp at opera.com
Wed Feb 10 04:36:04 PST 2010
On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 08:55:56 +0100, Martin Atkins
<mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:
> Brett Zamir wrote:
>> Internet Explorer has an attribute on anchor elements for URNs:
> Internet Explorer supports a non-standard attribute on the "A" element
> called "urn", which accepts an URN identifying some resource.
> It is described in detail here:
> It is not apparent that this attribute causes any behavior in the
> browser itself. It is possible that this is exposed to browser
> extensions in some way to allow them to overload the behavior of a link
> which identifies a particular class of resource.
> It does not seem that this attribute has achieved wide author adoption
> nor wide application support.
IE's .urn attribute is present on *all* elements, and is part of IE's
"namespaces". It's the equivalent of DOM's .namespaceURI.
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