Cascading Style sheets can do such cool things — with a compliant browser of course. And all that Malarkey [CSS: A tribute to selectors] explains how to target an element based upon its ‘attribute’. Be sure to also read Comment #43, with further tips.
One plain language example: if you add the URL for a blockquote via the cite attribute, that information could be displayed at the end of the quote. If you have a compliant browser you should see the effect with the blockquote below. After the quote there should be an URL. If you’re still using Internet Explorer, I believe you won’t see it.
Of course, these selectors are not limited to anchors, they may be used for any element with an attribute and the possibilities seem almost endless.
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