Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

Liam Quinn (liam@htmlhelp.com)
Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:32:06 -0500


Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19980116183206.00964420@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:32:06 -0500
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
In-Reply-To: <SIMEON.9801161448.A@s1672.essex.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

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At 02:53 PM 16/01/98 +0000, James Green wrote:
>
>On Fri, 16 Jan 1998 09:14:34 -0500 Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com> wrote:
>
>> >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.
>
>Here here. See my posting on the META suggestion for a slightly better 
>implementation.

I don't see how it's better.  In fact, since my example used valid HTML 
4.0 and since it's already implemented by some browsers, I'd say that the 
LINK method is better.  For multiple mirrors, you can just use multiple 
LINK elements.  You can also use the TITLE attribute to describe the 
mirror, e.g., "Russian Mirror".

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