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Designate an image as a link for a website

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 21:24:49 -0700
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000409211218.00b86b20@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
 >>>Designate an image as a link for a website. 

Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote:
 >>Do you mean that companies can provide the image as metadata for their
 >>site?

Al Gilman wrote:
 >Related keywords: Picons, WhoIs++, LDAP.
 >Logic: (information model)
 >TradeMarks, ServiceMarks, and corporate Logos are directly related to a)
 >the principal topic of a sub-site and/or b) the corporate author/sponsor of
 >a whole site by which I mean the namepace
 ><http://www.yourdomainmnemonic.suffix/*>.  So a little processing is
 >suggested.  If the page does not bind directly to an icon as the button for
 >linking to this page, the metadata for ancestors in the URL path to the
 >page is searched and the least ancestor defining a button icon is used as
 >the [nomination for] button definition.

To add another data point, Internet Explorer (5 and up, at
least) already have this capability for their bookmarks -- the
ability to designate an icon to mark the links in the bookmarks.

Here's a description of that process:

http://www.internetday.com/archives/051499.html

Here's the supposed documentation on the Microsoft site:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/howto/shortcuticon.asp#ShortcutIcon

(I've been told it's not trustworthy.)

If you have IE 5 (and can see icons), go and bookmark the following
web sites as a demonstration, and then check your bookmark list:

http://www2.dogshow.com/
http://www.idyllmtn.com/


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