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Re: 3.1 b-h: LABEL attributes



At 6:28 PM -0800 3/1/97, Tim Bray wrote:
> Dimension 1: Which pieces of information should be specified for
> possible inclusion in linking elements?
> ...
> e. caption
> ...
>ERB consensus:
> - we will refer to this as a Label, not an explainer or caption
> - there is strong support for having labels.
>
>However, the ERB is unhappy with allowing only a simple character string;
>how does one support multilingual labeling, or labels which are graphic?
>Our provisional solution is to support both a RESOURCE LABEL attribute and/or
>a RESOURCE LABEL LOCATOR attribute, the latter being used to locate and
>retrieve a structured label.  But then do we need a LABEL LOCATOR
>SCHEME?  Or make it use the same scheme as the resource locator?

I think we had best have only one locator scheme for simplicity. So I say
an enthusiastic _yes_ to the final question.

   -- David

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