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From Ferdinand Soethe <>
Subject Re: lost id attribute in embedded HTML form
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:09:15 GMT

I may add that I have by far not fixed all of the problems with
swallowed attributes yet. In developing a custom skin I found a lot
more but I haven't gotten around to commintting them all (and frankly
I'm scared of the compatibility effects of doing so).

Also be aware that using id-attributes can have some very unpleasant side

- processing will add an anchor (<a name="{id}"> to each element that uses id (in
  theory to support referencing). However in most cases that anchor is
  not needed and sometimes it results in rather strange html-code.

- as another side effect of this Internet Explorer gets confused when looking for
  an id'd element with JavaScript's document.getElementById because it
  prefers elements with a matching name="" to elements with the (correct)

So perhaps it is time rethink this whole topic of processing id's
for local menues since most of the goals can be achieved
in other, cleaner ways.

Ferdinand Soethe

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