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From "Vincent de Lau" <vinc...@delau.nl>
Subject RE: Antwort: "About the Documentation" (primarily: prerequisites)
Date Tue, 06 May 2003 22:01:25 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Slive [mailto:joshua@slive.ca]

> On Fri, 25 Apr 2003 Michael.Schroepl@telekurs.de wrote:

> > (By the way: these glossary targets are used like
> >      "<dt><a name="accesscontrol">Access Control</a></dt>",
> > thus they display a hovering effect when you move the
> > mouse over them, as if they were links.
> > Using
> >      "<dt><a name="accesscontrol"></a>Access Control</dt>"
> > would be the way to avoid this effect, which might mislead
> > the reader who currently expects this to be clickable.)
>
> I don't understand why browsers do that.  If there is no HREF, then they
> shouldn't pretend it is a link. The empty <a></a> could work, but I
> consider that semantically ugly.

You could also use:
"<dt id="accesscontrol">Access Control</dt>"

Not sure which browsers support this, but it is part of HTML 4.01
(http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html).


Vincent de Lau
 vincent@delau.nl


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