Re: Describing links

Walter Ian Kaye (
Wed, 17 Apr 1996 22:59:31 -0700

Message-Id: <v02140b04ad9b8a15a9c8@[]>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 1996 22:59:31 -0700
From: (Walter Ian Kaye)
Subject: Re: Describing links

At 6:53a 04/18/96, Heikki Vesalainen wrote:
>I just had this idea:
>Many browsers (like netscape and mosaic) show the address of a link
>in the bottom bar (or where ever) when you move the mouse pointer on top
>of them.
>Wouldn't it be nice if instead they showd a small description of the link?  So
>when you move your pointer over a link, you wouldn't see the http://...
>thing, but
>a small text like "this is a link to my homepage."

Sorry to burst yer bubble, but Netscape got the idea first! I wish I could
remember the URL where I saw this implemented -- it might've been a Pink
Floyd site...

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