Re: Anchor name syntax: CDATAMurray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
Subject: Re: Anchor name syntax: CDATA
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 1994 18:04:37 -0400 (EDT)
From: Murray Maloney <murray@sco.COM>
In-reply-to: <9406102103.AA08165@ulua.hal.com> from "Daniel W. Connolly" at Jun 10, 94 05:04:40 pm
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Dan Connoly writes:
> For a while, I toyed with the idea that anchor names
> shoud be SGML IDs. There are several conflicts:
> * IDs have to start with a letter
> * IDs have to stick to name characters (letters, digits, period, hyphen)
> * fixed length limit
> * IDs aren't case sensitive
> In the future, when we start allowing ID's on lots of elements,
> and in general, making better use of the SGML ID feature, that
> will be the time to worry about such things. For now, I'm taking
> out all the crud that talked about anchor names as SGML IDs.
I agree. For the time being, let's avoid SGML IDs.
HTML 3.0 (Dave, are you listening?) might be a better place
to start that change.