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Re: Should encoding of site structure be standardized?

From: Chris Croome <chris@webarchitects.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 11:33:17 +0000
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030302113317.GA6579@webarchitects.co.uk>


On Fri 28-Feb-2003 at 03:31:23PM +0100, Øystein Ingmar
Skartsæterhagen wrote:
> But almost all web pages logically belongs to a sort of larger
> group of information, normally called a site.

Have you seen the discussion on the TAG about this?


> In my browser (Opera 7.0), the link elements for linking to
> previous and next page, home page, etc. are (if present in the
> current document) displayed as a sort of "navigation bar" right
> above the area where the body of the page is displayed. With a
> "site document" which shows the structure of a site, and links to
> all the pages within it, and to which these pages should also link
> (so that a UA knows where to get it), the UAs could show a site
> navigation bar somewhere outside the body of the page

Have you seens Mozilla's site navigation toolbar, it is built from link
rels -- there is a screen shot here (and look in the head of this
documents for some link elements):


In terms of the RSS sitemap idea that has been raised in this
thread, I've been generating these for a while, I've not found any
use for them, but here is an example of one:



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