denislexic denislexic - 24 days ago 6
CSS Question

Are you allowed to nest a link inside of a link?

This may seem pretty basic, are you allowed to put a link inside of a link? See attached image below:

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I'm trying to have the whole grey bar clickable to go somewhere, but if the user clicks the wheel or the move arrow, they are other links. See my current code:

<a href="#" class="sp_mngt_bar">
<h1><?php echo $v; ?></h1>
<a href="#" class="t_icons t_icons_settings sp_mngt_settings"></a>
<a href="#" class="t_icons t_icons_move sp_mngt_move"></a>
</a>


Is this a good practice? Am I doing it wrong? How would you do this?
Thanks for the help!

Answer

Straight from the W3C for HTML4:

12.2.2 Nested links are illegal

Links and anchors defined by the A element must not be nested; an A element must not contain any other A elements.

Since the DTD defines the LINK element to be empty, LINK elements may not be nested either.

HTML 5

And for HTML5 it is a little different.

You cannot have Interactive Content inside an A element. Interactive Content includes anchor tags.