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Re: @role (was RE: More data on accesskeys (New article written Nov. 1))

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 21:58:57 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200611062158.kA6LwvH01541@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> most useful elements.  Sadly, we've also been cobbled with a negative
> chicken and egg scenario, where, because they weren't being used, browser
> support for them became less critical (especially during the first browser
> wars, where <marquee> and <blink> fought it out, and on-screen flashy was
> naively the rage and focus of browser development).

The transition from Mosaic to Netscape was basically one from user
control to author control.  I would suggest that the real reason that
link was dropped is that it wasn't compatible with authors having total
control of browser behaviour.
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