An Anchor attribute question:

Michael Mealling (
Wed, 1 Jun 1994 09:27:23 -0400 (EDT)

Since most folx who would answer this question were in Geneva last week
I'll ask it again:

Concerning the attributes of the anchor tag:

After looking over the current spec and picking apart the unstated but
possibly implied differences between HREF and URN, I have a question:

CAN <A URN="value"> mean retrieve the page that has this Uniform Resource
Name once it has been resolved into a URL?

Currently the spec says that the URN attribute only has value when in
conjunction with an HREF or a NAME.

>From the current HTML spec;

All attributes are optional, although one of NAME and HREF is necessary for the 
anchor to be useful. See also: LINK . 

Is this the intended meaning and if so can that intended meaning be changed in order to accomodate URN->URL resolution? -MM

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