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Re: start-reading bookmark - another approach

From: <nir.dagan@econ.upf.es>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 08:13:57 +0100
Message-Id: <H0000e2200d30e30@MHS>
TO: charlesn@srl.rmit.EDU.AU
CC: asgilman@access.digex.net, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> The idea is that UAs allow browsing by structural divisions. The common 
> ones are headings, but HTML provides two elements to mark out otherwise 
> unknown tyes of division - SPAN and DIV. If we group links together in a 
> DIV (for example with CLASS="nav", TITLE="nav") then we would hope that 
> people can either go deeper or skip that DIV.

I think that usually links that have something to do together are 
already grouped in some element like P or UL or TABLE, so there is no 
need for DIV here.

> if we standardise the CLASS then people can write a stylesheet to do what 
> they really want with the DIV - shift it to the end, repeat it 
> everywhere, etc. It means that UAs 'could' recognise it and do clever 
> things as well, although most of those are likely to be the sort of 
> things that properly implemented CSS would already provide.

The use of LINK elements should do that. They are in the HEAD 
and the user agent/user should decide where and how to show them.

If there is no particular "rel" to use, use title with the link 
description. Let:
<LINK title="Skip navigation links" href="#start-reading-here">
be your first LINK, and you are done.

Nir Dagan
Received on Friday, 6 November 1998 02:14:11 UTC

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