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rel=sidebar queries

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 04:36:43 +0100
Message-ID: <4C09C64B.5080409@webr3.org>
To: public-html-comments@w3.org

Apologies I seem to be having a night of questions!

rel=sidebar :
The sidebar keyword indicates that the referenced document, if 
retrieved, is intended to be shown in a secondary browsing context (if 
possible), instead of in the current browsing context.

So if the referenced document is shown in a secondary browsing context 
(will call it a sidebar from here), then:

- do links within that referenced document display in the sidebar, or in 
the main browsing context (unsure of the correct term here)

- if a link in that referenced document now shown in the sidebar has a 
rel=sidebar, what happens? does this indicate another third browsing 
context is created (and thus scope for recursion and infinite browsing 
contexts) or does it open in the already opened sidebar

- (i fear the answer to this one may lie in the previous question) is 
there then scope for rel=main? are there any plans for more than two 
browsing contexts? for instance could there logically be a primary 
context with sidebar, then another below (think a firebug type display 
in the bottom half of the window)

Any further questions from here I feel are pretty obvious so will leave 
them out, but perhaps some scope for clarification here.


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