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Re: Next Page Link

From: Arve Bersvendsen <arve@virtuelvis.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 22:09:43 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprs1eahi02ftht5@mail.online.no>

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 13:36:22 -0600, Dave Straight 
<dstraight@amadorgroup.com> wrote:

> I would love to see a tag that you could use to make multi-page documents 
> easily accessible.  What I mean is a <next> tag that would allow users to 
> just click some function button or key and the next page would be loaded 
> automatically.

This feature has been in HTML ever since HTML 2.0, ref. 
<URL:http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_5.html#SEC5.2.4>. The sad 
part is: just recently has mainstream user agents added support for it.

(You should also check out the HTML 4.01 spec: 
<URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#edef-LINK> )

Some user agents that support this:

- Opera 7
- Mozilla / Netscape 6/7 / Mozilla FireBird
- Links
- Lynx

The culprit is, as always, Microsoft Internet Explorer in any flavour, with 
no support at all.

The user agents that support this usually provide a navigation bar, where 
the available link relationships are visible.  If you want an example of 
how this works, I suggest getting a browser like Opera 7, and test with a 
page like <URL:http://www.virtuelvis.com/archives/99.html>, where you will 
see a navigation bar offering Previous, Next, Index, Search and About 

(The list is by no means exhaustive, these are just the ones that I 
remembered while typing)

Arve Bersvendsen

Received on Monday, 28 July 2003 16:09:48 UTC

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