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Re: Identifying D-links with "rel"

From: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
Date: Tue Jun 2 18:41:31 1998
Message-Id: <199806022234.AAA05148@sahara.upf.es>
To: ij@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I see a certain problem with using rel to identify D-links.

The rel attribute in A and LINK defines a relation between the 
document and the linked document. thus rel="description" would mean
that the linked resource is a descrption of the document, and not 
of any particular image or object.

longdesc is the modern D-link, look no further. 
Its only disadvantage is that it is not supported yet, 
but so is rel="description".

Nir Dagan

> 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
> -- 
> Ian Jacobs / 401 Second Ave. #19G / New York, NY 10010 USA
> Tel/Fax: (212) 684-1814          Email: jacobs@w3.org
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