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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: lost id attribute in embedded HTML form
Date Fri, 31 Mar 2006 08:58:06 GMT
Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> 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
> effects:
> - 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)
>   id="".

Thanks for the heads up.

> 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.

Suggestions welcome (via dev list). Personally I don't use HTML sources 
so I doubt I can contribute meaningfully to the discussion, I'm sure 
others can though.


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