Re: LINK REL=ICON and other absurdities

david (david@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au)
Tue, 25 Jul 1995 14:54:43 +1000 (EST)


Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 14:54:43 +1000 (EST)
From: david <david@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au>
To: "Benjamin C. W. Sittler" <bsittler@prism.nmt.edu>
Cc: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: LINK REL=ICON and other absurdities
In-Reply-To: <199507242010.OAA13977@white.nmt.edu>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950725145214.6767B-100000@bacall.nepean.uws.edu.au>

On Mon, 24 Jul 1995, Benjamin C. W. Sittler wrote:

> And finally, one *more* attribute: perhaps LINK should have an ARG
> attribute (ViolaWWW did this for specifying window width for sidebars)
> that has no defined purpose, except to supply more information than the
> REL/REV or HREF attributes. For example, one might wish to tell a certain
> browser to automatically follow the "Next" LINK if no hyperlink has been
> selected after a given time period. This could be specified with 

What's the point in having a whole heap of ARG attributes that will 
become browser-specific?  There's no reason for a browser to support any 
such attributes, and it would make it difficult to give different 
information to different browsers, particularly when parameters for 
different browsers accidentally end up being the same (but used for 
different purposes).

Cheers..


dave