Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 10:55:10 +0200 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Danyel Ceccaldi (M. Kokula)) Message-Id: <9607030855.AA08410@osiris.igd.fhg.de> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Proposal: New Anchor attributes Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org >From: Martin Hamilton <email@example.com> >It stikes me that this work, and the content negotiation stuff in HTTP >1.1, aren't necessarily mutually exclusive of any HTML tweaking. >But... history suggests that it would inadvisable to try and do >everything you suggest in HTML anchor/link tags. It would be very >useful to establish at least a "standard" way of indicating multiple >targets of a hyperlink. This could be done without any HTTP 1.1 >deployment, URN/URC infrastructure, or tweaking of the URL format - and >would be of undoubted benefit. Comments ? Personally I don't need to solve the problem. But... I see the benefits and needs to implement a light version of enhanced links as an addon for the current HTML. If I should solve the problem (hack something), I would add ATTRIBUTES to the tags A nchor, IMG, and APPLET. Something like X_ALTREF and X_ALTREF_CLASSIFY, for defining alternative refs, together with a classification. Values for classification could be: -if older than 'date' -timeout x 'secs' ... whatever I would need in the situation. I would justify my work with: -I need a solution NOW -HTML is based on SGML, but first of all it should provide an easy and practical way of implementing good information systems on a hypertext basis. So it should be allowed to add things not philosophical correct to SGML, because they are extremely useful. Another point is, if you develop a 'good' solution for enhanced anchors not using HTML or HTTP, you have a solution also applicable for satellite-communication information systems or direct-ATM-protocol-stacks and you can implement it for Hyper-AVI, PDF, Multimedia-authoring systems... So I prefer - with my heart, my soul, and my brain - the URC stuff, but o my god if you need something now then do it now, but please do it in a way defining a solution and EXPLICITLY state something like: ------ THIS IS A RELIABLE WORKING HACK, IT WILL BE OBSOLETED BY A UPCOMING 'URC' SOLUTION. PLEASE DO NOT USE IT AS A FINAL STANDARD. HELL, DEATH, AND HORROR FOR THOSE, WHO DO NOT RESPECT THIS STATEMENT. ------ Bye Danny ---------------- mailing list signature of Danyel Ceccaldi Please post constructive comments and replys to the list (and to only ONE list), everything personal and minor comments to me <URL:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, everything else into the trashcan. The opinions expressed or information passed here are my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.