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not specifying UI [was: Re: Please Specify Behavior for @rel="next | prev"]

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:09:28 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560908312109j45e9f7a8y8339f052a19ed07e@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Cc: jgraham@opera.com
>> On Sun, 23 Aug 2009, Doug Schepers wrote:
>>> I'd like to see wording that recommends (MAY, possibly even SHOULD) that
>>> browsers expose [rel=next/prev] to users, in a UA-dependent manner

> Ian Hickson responded:
>> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#linkui

and James Graham wrote:

> This section appears to try and influence browser UI in a way that
> doesn't make sense for a technical spec.

It does make perfect sense as an informative note in the authoring
spec.  I'll agree that MAY wording probably isn't the best, if that is
the intent.

Perhaps something closer to:

  Interactive user agents often provide users with a means to follow
  the hyperlinks created using the _link_ element. The exact user
  interface is not defined by this specification, but is typically distinct
  from the interface for the _a_ element, and usually includes
  information on the relationship between the documents (given by
  the _rel_ attribute) and the _title_ of the resource.

-jJ
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