Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 09:14:34 -0500


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980116091434.00a3c100@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 09:14:34 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.OSF.3.96.980116144112.26976A-100000@beta.hut.fi>
Subject: Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

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At 02:53 PM 16/01/98 +0200, Jukka Korpela wrote:
>On Fri, 16 Jan 1998, John Wright wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 1998 at 07:35:05PM -0500, Liam Quinn wrote:
>> > At 01:43 PM 15/01/98 +0000, James Green wrote:
>> > ><MIRROR HREF="http://www.myname.com.au/">
>> > What about
>> > <LINK REL="Alternate" HREF="http://www.myname.com.au/" 
TYPE="text/html">
>
>Actually, these address other problems than the one I presented and
>for which I suggested ALTHREF.

Yes, I realize this.  I was merely presenting an alternate syntax to 
James's suggestion.

>Second, I'm not sure what
>a MIRROR element (or LINK REL="Mirror") would achieve in practice.

I think it would be useful as a bridge from one mirror to another.  For 
example, some home pages contain a list of mirror sites.  Moving this list 
into LINK elements would remove navigational clutter from the page while 
providing useful information to search engines.  A menu-driven LINK 
implementation (e.g., AMSD Ariadna's) could make switching to a different 
mirror easy for the user.

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