Re: Why REL, REV for A?

Ian S. Graham (igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 16 Aug 95 16:55:41 EDT


From: "Ian S. Graham" <igraham@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Message-Id: <199508162055.QAA05753@alchemy.chem.utoronto.ca>
Subject: Re: Why REL, REV for A?
To: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu (Benjamin C. W. Sittler) (Benjamin C. W. Sittler)
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 95 16:55:41 EDT
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199508161425.IAA01665@vermillion.nmt.edu>; from "Benjamin C. W. Sittler" at Aug 16, 95 8:25 am

> 
> Why does the A (anchor) element in the HTML 3 DTD have the
> %linkExtra?Attributes like REL, REV, TITLE, METHOD, etc.? And what should
> browsers do with them? The DTD doesn't seem to be clear on this point...

REL/REV
   To explain the relationship associated with the link. E.g. REL="index"
   might mean that the document you are linking to is an index related
   to the current document.  The values are not yet specified. Used
   by an SCO browser of some sort, but by no-one else I know of.

TITLE
   The title of the target of the link, as it would be specified by at
   TITLE element. Useful for FTP links, or links to plain text files.
   A browser could use this as a preview of hte real title. It is
   unused by all browsers I know of.

METHODS
   list of HTTP methods supported by the target of the link -- the browser
   could huse this information to change the representation of the link.
   As far as  I know, there are no browsers that do anything with this
   attribute.

It is all explained in the HTML 2.0 specifications.....

Ian
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