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RE: McCathieNevile-6

From: Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:12:01 +0100
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
CC: "public-diselect-editors@w3.org" <public-diselect-editors@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060912071201020.00000001252@v-rhys3>

Hi Chaals,

So we're agreed that this form of generated document has the right links in it. Good. Our multiple HTML file version will also have these links, as I said before.

However, let me draw your attention to http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/xhtml2.html
That is the single HTML file version of the same specification. It does not have the additional links in the head.

The presence of the links seems to be a function of the W3C document preparation mechanism. I should just clarify that we use XMLSpec and generate various forms of the document using the supplied XSL style sheets. All processing related to TOC generation, extra links etc. is automated and out of our hands.

So, I think that your comment actually needs to be directed at the preparation mechanism rather than the DISelect specification, since it affects other specifications prepared the same way too. 

Can I suggest that you raise this with the team if you feel strongly about this?

Best wishes

-----Original Message-----
From: public-diselect-editors-request@w3.org [mailto:public-diselect-editors-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Charles McCathieNevile
Sent: 11 September 2006 17:36
To: Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com
Cc: public-diselect-editors@w3.org
Subject: Re: McCathieNevile-6

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:09:52 +0200, Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>  

Hi Rhys,

>> From your response, it sounds as though I've misunderstood the original  
>> comment.
> I took it to refer to the set of links associated with each section of a  
> multifile HTML rendering of a W3C specification. The recent XHTML 2 WD  
> is an example. Here is the list module page as an example.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/mod-list.html#s_listmodule
> At the top of the page is a set of links for navigating to important  
> parts of the document.
> These don't appear in the single page version.
> Ok, so it sounds as though that is not what you meant, so I'm at a bit  
> of a loss. Can you show an example of a current W3C specification that  
> includes the link you'd like to see?

That document also uses elements in the head to provide navigation to key  
points - and this is useful even in a single page version. The code in  
question is

<link rel="start" type="text/html" href="Overview.html" />
<link rel="contents" type="text/html" href="Overview.html#toc" />
<link rel="prev" type="text/html" href="mod-hypertext.html" />
<link rel="next" type="text/html" href="mod-core.html" />



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