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XHTML2: Allow nested link elements?

From: Herr Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:08:17 +0200
To: www-html-editor@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200310201809.05851.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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Hello dear HTML editors,

I want to suggest nested link elements.
Example:
<html>
    <head>
        <title>Configuring Transparent Content Negotiation</title>
        <link rel="chapter" href="#introduction" title="Introduction" />
        <link rel="chapter" href="#basics" title="Basics">
            <link rel="section" href="#http" title="HTTP" />
        </link>
        <link rel="chapter" href="#contneg" title="Content Negotiation">
            <link rel="section" href="#types" title="Types of Content 
Negotiation">
                <link rel="subsection" href="#typeServer" title="Server Side 
Decision" />
                <link rel="subsection" href="#typeClient" title="Client Side 
Decision" />
            </link>
            <link rel="chapter" href="#exApache" title="Configuration Example 
for Apache" />
        </link>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>Configuring Transparent Content Negotiation</h1>
        <h2 id="introduction">Introduction</h2>
        <h2 id="basics">Basics</h2>
        <h3 id="http">HTTP</h3>
        <h2 id="contneg">Content Negotiation</h2>
        <h3 id="types">Types of Content Negotiation</h3>
        <h4 id="typeServer">Server Side Decision</h4>
        <h4 id="typeClient">Client Side Decision</h4>
        <h3 id="exApache">Configuration Example for Apache</h3>
    </body>
</html>

I know using <link rel="chapter" /> ("Refers to a document serving as a 
chapter in a collection of documents") per definition is not really meant for 
identifying fragments of the same document, but I don't think why it 
shouldn't be used in that way, and Mozilla shows that it can be implemented 
and supported in a fine and convenient way. And anyway, often when I read 
"document" I think "information set" or "document fragment" or "element" or 
"nodeset" would be much more appropriate, anyway.

By allowing <link/> elements to be nested, authors could add some structure to 
their link elements and thus indicate e.g. which chapter a section belongs 
to, independantly of wether the hyperreferences refer to a fragment of the 
same or to another document.


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