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Re: Link types -> section on types, head/meta TOC suggestions, link problems

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 17:57:50 -0500
Message-ID: <34566DEE.124B35AF@w3.org>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Dan Connolly wrote:
> 
> Not speaking as chair...
> 
> I suggest link types included in the list of HTML types[2],
> with a link to the discussion in the linking section[3].
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Group/9710/WD-html40-971024/
> [2]http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Group/9710/WD-html40-971024/types.html
> [3]
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Group/9710/WD-html40-971024/struct/links.html#linktype

Good idea. I'll put the link types in types.src and links 
back and forth between [2] and [3]. This will appear in the
next draft.

> Also, I expected to find the LINK element in the discussion
> of HEAD. I suggest a "see also" link at the beginning
> of the HEAD section. Hmmm... there is no text at
> the beginning of 8.4 The document head.
> 
> I suggest in stead of:
>         8.4 The document head
>         8.4.1 HEAD element
> just:
>         8.4 The document head: the HEAD element
> 
> Also, the "8.4.5 Meta data" section seems like it is at
> the same level as "8.4 The document head." So perhaps:
> 
> 8.The global structure of an HTML document - The HEAD and
>      BODY of a document
> ...
>        4.The document head: the HEAD element
>             (text of "Specifying meta data" goes here)
>             1.The TITLE element
>             2.Generic Metadata: the META element
>                     Meta data profiles
> 
> and move
>             3.The title attribute
> under 8.5 "The document body" right after (or somewhere
> near) ID and CLASS.
> 
> and move:
>             2.Path information: the BASE element
> under  "13.Links". Hmmm... where exactly...


I've already thought about this a lot, but I'm
always open to suggestions.

(1) I recently moved BASE out from links.src because it
    establishes path information for the entire document,
    including elements in the head. Putting it in links.src
    just felt too late (after 5 months of residing there...)

(2) I recently added the (textless) section 8.4: The document head
    because I wanted to define the HEAD element at the same level
    as the other head elements. I wanted to maintain a three-part
    structure (as much as possible) in global.src: 
     a) Version info
     b) Head info
     c) Body info.

It would help me if you gave me a more detailed suggestion
of what you are looking for (i.e., the EXACT structure
you would like to see (table of contents will suffice)).

> The link doesn't "cause" anything: it just links to a mailbox.
> Typically, the only access users have to other people's mailbox
> is to send to it, so that's the functionality that user agents
> typically invoke when links to mailboxes are activated.

The MAILTO link stuff in links.src will not appear in the
next draft.


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