Browser ID Support Test

Most modern browsers support the "id" attribute on any element as an equivalent to "name" on "a" elements. All recent versions of the HTML and XHTML specifications require this behavior, and the XHTML 1.1 specification removes the "name" attribute from the "a" and "map" elements. (For and the Python documentation, we only care about the "a" element.)

This page contains a test for your browsers support for the "id" attribute on an element which never supported the "name" attribute. If the test fails, please send me an email and let me know; be sure to tell me what browser you're using, including the version of the browser software and the host operating system. (If your browser isn't listed in the results, but passes, I'd appreciate an email as well; I'll update the list of results as I hear from people.)

There is a very short paragraph at the end of this document which contains a link to the first paragraph of this document.

Test Your Browser

  1. Make sure your browser window does not show the short paragraph at the end. (There's a long blank area below these instructions, so it shouldn't be difficult to achieve this.)
  2. Scroll down to the end of the page so you do see the last paragraph. It's quite short.
  3. Click on the link in that paragraph.
  4. If the browser scrolls the text back up so the first paragraph is near the top of the display area, your browser passed the test.

The Results

Browser Version O/S Results
ELinks 0.3 Linux passed
ELinks 0.4.2 RedHat 9.0 passed
Emacs/W3 4.0pre.46 RedHat 9.0 passed
Epiphany 0.8.9 RedHat 9.0 passed
Konqueror 3.1.3 Linux passed
Links unknown Linux passed
Lynx 2.8.4rel.1 Linux passed
Lynx 2.8.5dev.7 RedHat 9.0 passed
Mozilla 1.4 Linux passed
Netscape 4.79 RedHat 7.3 passed
w3m unknown Linux passed
w3m 0.3.1 Linux 2.4 passed
w3m RedHat 9.0 passed
Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows 2000 passed
Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows XP passed
Mozilla 1.3 Windows 2000 passed
Mozilla Firefox 0.8 Windows 2000 passed
Opera 7.03 Windows 2000 passed
Opera 7.11 Windows XP passed
Mac OS
Safari 1.0 Mac OS X 10.2.6 passed
OmniWeb 4.1.1 Mac OS X 10.2.6 passed
Netscape Communicator 4.51 Mac OS X 10.2.6 failed
Internet Explorer 5.2.2 Mac OS X 10.2.6 passed
Konqueror 3.1.2 FreeBSD 4.8 passed
Links 2.1pre11 NetBSD 1.5.4 passes
Links unknown Solaris failed
Lynx 2.8.3 FreeBSD 4.8 passed
Lynx 2.8.2rel.1 Solaris (SunOS 5.8) passed
Lynx 2.8.4 NetBSD 1.5.4 passed
Netscape 4.8 FreeBSD 4.8 passed
Opera 6.1 FreeBSD 4.8 passed
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This is the short paragraph. Click on this link.