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[Bug 5773] Authors need more control over handling of linked resources

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Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 08:43:58 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5773


Rob Burns <rob@robburns.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|NEEDSINFO                   |




--- Comment #25 from Rob Burns <rob@robburns.com>  2008-06-22 08:43:58 ---
(In reply to comment #24)

> Ok.

> I'm marking this NEEDSINFO as we need the following information:
> - whether this is something that authors really want
> - why what they have now doesn't work and how they are working around those
> problems

These points were included in the linked URL:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/LinkAndEmbeddingAttributes

In short, authors right now provide detailed platform specific instructions
(wrong for anyone using a different platform) on how to click on the link to
download the resource. Obviously using @target or anything like that need
author discretion and authors should notify users of the non-standard handling
of the link. But that shouldn't stop us from providing the functionality for
users and authors

> - which implementations have committed to implementing the feature
> experimentally

Again, this is the same canned response you use to dismiss proposals when you
can't think of anything else. Please stop using this tired old remark. It leads
us to reverse the priority of constituencies, especially  on a feature like
this that is fairly rudimentary to implement.

If it helps, I'll personally do what I have in my power to see that two
implementations implement support for this markup.

Info needed, info provided!


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