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Re: ISSUE-118 CP 3

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:49:05 +1300
Message-ID: <AANLkTimE4gVvQ3mcKXkyjk9ve5xVnKtmJLsJkUuS1v=E@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:45 AM, Leif Halvard Silli <
xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:

> @Robert: Firstly, could you define "suddenly gets _new support_"?  And
> in that regard: these days, Opera, Safari and Chrome get support for
> extensions. Thus it should be possible to implement navigation toolbars
> based on these link relations even if the user agents are not shipped
> with such support built in. Hense, unless the mentioned browsers
> suddenly - or in due course - will remove their extension support, this
> does not seem like the right moment to anticipate less support.
>

There have been Firefox extensions exposing these links for years. (In fact,
before Firefox in the Netscape days, the browser had built-in support, but
that's another story...) I haven't ever noticed such extensions showing up
in popularity lists.

So you're totally right that it's possible for users to access these links
in browsers today. But without evidence that a significant number of them
*do*, that doesn't change the picture.

Any increase in deployment of support for these links, whether in the form
of built-in browser UI or downloaded browser extensions, would count as "new
support" that we should consider.

Personally I would have liked "next" at least to have been successful, but
it hasn't, and that's that.

Rob
-- 
"Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for
they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures
every day to see if what Paul said was true." [Acts 17:11]
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