Re: Method for A?

Peter Flynn (pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie)
26 Sep 1997 14:38:34 +0100


Date: 26 Sep 1997 14:38:34 +0100
From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@imbolc.ucc.ie>
In-reply-to: <19970925.78D24D8.DAF7@contessa.phone.net> (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <199709261338.OAA11556@imbolc.ucc.ie>
Subject: Re: Method for A?

   Others keep telling me that HTML 3, in spite of being an advance over
   it's successors, is dead, so I didn't count FIG.

HTML3 is still widely used by editing systems. Or so they claim :-)

   Possibly I misused the terminology, but the rest are not what I'd call
   sources for hyperlinks. They are references to objects related to the
   current document. The user doesn't get a button on the page to go
   fetch those objects. 

There's nothing about a link which says it must be instantiated by a
button. An IMG (and an OBJECT and a few others) are links which get
traversed automatically as the document loads. LINK itself produces
buttons in Mosaic and Lynx.

   But yeah - it'd be nice if authors were allowed to specify that all of
   those were dynamic, and should be fetched only by explicit action by
   the user.

In XML you can.

///Peter