Re: Link types

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:27:18 -0400


Message-Id: <3.0.2.32.19970710202718.008b4d60@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 1997 20:27:18 -0400
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Link types
In-Reply-To: <m0wmHU7-0000WFC@springbank.adultedu.gla.ac.uk>

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At 12:34 PM 10/07/97 BST, Norman Gray wrote:
>3) <link rel=alternate media=print href="..."> doesn't allow for more
>than one format of document

Is there anything wrong with

<link rel=alternate media=print href="foo.ps" 
type="application/postscript">
<link rel=alternate media=print href="foo.html" type="text/html">

?

>and gives no clues about the format of
>the document.

The TYPE attribute covers that.

>In [4], there's a suggestion of a TYPE attribute giving
>a MIME type.  If there's a MIME type, the MEDIA attribute might be
>redundant.

No, it's not:

<link rel=alternate href=index.print.html type="text/html" media=print>
<link rel=alternate href=index.aural.html type="text/html" media=aural>

Aside from HTML, other document types can be rendered on multiple media.  
For example, Word documents and PDF documents are each suitable for both 
print and screen media.

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