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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Ripping out a@name generating code from thestylesheets [was: <link linkend> in XHTML output]

Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, 2008-10-02 18:17 +0200:

> Michael(tm) Smith wrote:
> > To me, that would suggest we make the a@name output a user option,
> > but change the default to be to not to output it anymore.
> In principle I have nothing against going from a@name to @id. But is
> this effort worth it (there are many places where IDs are generated)?
> What are the benefits of using @id instead a@name except fractionally
> shorter HTML code?

For one, to help people avoid the problems they run into with
browsers when they serve documents as text/html that contain
<a.../> instances

For another, forward compatibility. It's quite possible that
a@name will not be valid in HTML5 (there's no reason to keep it
since UAs use @id as targets for fragment identifiers).


Michael(tm) Smith

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