Re: <PAGE> proposal

William C. Cheng (
Fri, 22 Dec 1995 15:30:18 -0500

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Subject: Re: <PAGE> proposal 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 22 Dec 1995 14:00:11 EST."
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 15:30:18 -0500
From: "William C. Cheng" <>

Eric S. Raymond <> wrote:
> I therefore propose a new tag, <PAGE>.  When the browser encounters this 
> tag, it should fill the display area with blank lines to the bottom.  The
> <PAGE> tag should also alter the scroll-forward behavior of the browser so
> that the space created by <PAGE> expands during scrolling to fill the display 
> area until it is entirely blank, at which point the next scroll-forward 
> skips to-of-display to just past the <PAGE> tag.

I often use the term "Home Page" instead of "Home File" because I view an
HTML URL as a page.  The scrolling behavior you described to go to the next
page seems awkward.  May be a "Next" button on a browser is more appropriate.
A browser can use seomthing like like <LINK REL="NextPage" HREF="..."> to
associate an URL with its "Next" button.  This would not require a new tag
to be introduced.
Bill Cheng // Guest at Columbia Unversity Computer Science Department
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