Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

James Green (
Sat, 17 Jan 1998 22:27:24 +0000 (GMT)

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Date: Sat, 17 Jan 1998 22:27:24 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: Suggestion: ALTHREF attribute

On Fri, 16 Jan 1998 18:32:06 -0500 Liam Quinn <> wrote:

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> 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".

I've just looked at this in the specs, and the LINK method is, IMHO, 
indeed the way forward. However, the attributes need a little polishing.

How about:

<LINK ... >

We use the existing REL attribute, but in a different way. It 
shouldn't affect current browsing technology as they won't understand 
it, and HREF remains.

I don't expect any probs from Liam, 'cause he first suggested it. Now 
gets my vote.

Now all we have to do is sort out what to do when the server's down :-(


James Green

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