Bug 15974 - There are many users of HTML today who are not necessarily document authors. They are CMS users, forum posters, etc. I think it is odd that so many years later we are still using "a href" for links. "Anchor" and "hyper-reference" do not match the vocabula
Summary: There are many users of HTML today who are not necessarily document authors. ...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/...
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Reported: 2012-02-13 16:17 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-02-14 08:32 UTC (History)
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Description contributor 2012-02-13 16:17:54 UTC
Specification: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html
Multipage: http://www.whatwg.org/C#top
Complete: http://www.whatwg.org/c#top

Comment:
There are many users of HTML today who are not necessarily document authors.
They are CMS users, forum posters, etc. I think it is odd that so many years
later we are still using "a href" for links. "Anchor" and "hyper-reference" do
not match the vocabulary of the users and these terms are meaningless,
confusing, and intimidating to them.

On the other hand, there is an existing link element, although it is not used
for what users typically consider links on the web.

I understand it would be a drastic change, but I think it would be great if
users could use a link element within the page body, perhaps with a
destination attribute, for links. "Anchor" is weighing us down.

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Comment 1 Anne 2012-02-14 08:32:24 UTC
[citation needed]