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Identifying D-links with "rel"

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 18:11:04 -0400
Message-ID: <35747878.D12F2658@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
CC: dd@w3.org, ij@w3.org
Hello,

During the WAI UA teleconf today, Daniel Dardailler and I 
came up with an appealing solution to the problem of
labeling D-links so that UAs could identify them with
some assurance of success.

The (HTML) solution involves the "rel" attribute, which
is defined for the A and LINK elements. The "rel" attribute
(see section 6.12 "Link types" of [1]) describes the "type"
of a link. The HTML specification gives a list of currently
used values for this attribute (e.g., "stylesheet", "next", 
"index", etc.) and describes their intended meanings. 
The list given in [1] was designed to be extensible,
and the WAI page authoring guidelines [2]
seems like a great place to add the value "dlink" (or
"description")

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH.html


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