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RE: 403 errors

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 11:51:14 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB582469E@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>

> <a href="http://www.403.com"  onerror=" webmaster@this.web.site.com ">This
> web site is worth going to</a>
> were "onerror" is a new attribute, for future browsers.
	[DJW:]  The necessary function for identifying the page 
	maintainer is effectively already in HTML, although it has
	dropped out of the current specification as a result of
	complete disinterest++ by commercial browser developers to
	support it.

	To invoke it you include the following in the "head" element:

	<link rev="made" href="mailto:xxx@yyyyyy">

	The Lynx browser even has an option to automatically mail this
	address (or I think, its best guess of the address, in 
	default), on encountering a broken link,  but it is turned off by 
	default, as it is more likely to
	get Lynx a bad name than to get links fixed.  

	++ This is a fundamental problem with those suggestions that 
	don't turn out to already be implemented.  It is not sufficient
	to get them into the specification, you must also convince 
	browser writers that there is a commercial benefit in 
	implementing them.
Received on Friday, 26 May 2000 06:58:15 UTC

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