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Re: Addition of HTML tag?

From: Mark Gallagher <mark@cyberfuddle.com>
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 01:46:46 +1000
Message-ID: <3CF10366.5090304@cyberfuddle.com>
To: eric650@pipeline.com
CC: www-html@w3.org
> I had an idea for the addition of an HTML tag.  While perusing the web I 
> noticed that I was always clickin on "next" links on a page.  I read a 
> lot of forums and view screenshots for games in slideshow format etc.  I 
> was thinking it would be cool if there was a "next page" tag in HTML 
> that would tell the browser which page was next in a series, like page 2 
> of screenshots for example.
> The addition of this tag would also mean the browsers must identify it 
> and add a next page shortcut on the keyboard.  Perhaps ctrl-right arrow 
> or ctrl-enter or something similar.  I am suggesting this tag because 
> its tedious to be clicking next all the time and finding it in varying 
> locations on the page.
> What do you think?

I think you're a little late :o).  <LINK> already does everything you're 
asking for, and more.  The only problem is that some browsers don't 
support it.  Actually, I think the only browsers that *do* support it 
are Mozilla, Lynx, and Mosaic.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#edef-LINK

Mark Gallagher
Received on Sunday, 26 May 2002 11:47:18 UTC

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