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Re: <PRELOAD> in <HEAD> section, MOUSEOVER attribute in <A> tag

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhbnc.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2000 16:51:52 +0000
Message-ID: <3A2E6EA8.3146895B@Rhbnc.Ac.Uk>
CC: www-html <www-html@w3.org>
OK, perhaps I was unclear here : my idea of allowing 

>       <LINK REL="CACHE" HREF=uri>
>
> where "uri" is the URI of an HTML page which contains nothing
> (apart from the syntactic essentials) other than a series of
> <IMG> tags for the images to be pre-cached.

was explicitly for the case where there are multiple images
to be cached; in this way, there is a single <LINK> to a single
HTML page with multiple <IMG> tags, one for each image to be
cached.  It has no advantages whatsoever when only one image
is to be cached, in which case 

>       <LINK REL="CACHE" HREF=uri>
>
> where "uri" is the URI of an image to be pre-cached.

is clearly to be preferred.

** Phil.
--------

> [DJW:]  I would say that the URIs should be the images
> themselves, if you go down this route, although I think
> that style sheets might be a better route.  Even in an
> "a" element, is is perfectly reasonable to reference
> an image directly, rather than an HTML wrapper for it.
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