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RE: Expanding the HTML <link> Element

From: Brian Kelly <b.kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 10:50:39 -0000
To: "'Dave J Woolley'" <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <005601c15630$64d9d160$d513268a@ukoln.ac.uk>

> 	A key point is that it is no use adding features that the mass
> 	market browser developers don't consider worthwhile.  

Not necessarily, as LINK elements could be used by other tools besides
conventional browsers e.g. off-line browsers, robot sofware, e-book
generation tools, etc.

All of these could benefit from some way of scoping portions of a Web
site (add this part of the Web site to my PDA / off-line browser or
index only this part where part is defined by following a chain of
LINK=next or beneath a LINK=child.

BTW would it my nice if LINK=Next elements were added to linked files
created automatically by, for example, the PowerPoint to HTML conversion


> This applies
> 	to most of the existing Link types, which simply get 
> simulated by
> 	unqualified links in the body of the document (another 
> issue here is
> 	that the average author works in WYSIWYG mode, so is 
> happy explictly
> 	goding a next button, but not with telling the browser what the
> 	Next link is and letting it create the button).
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