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Re: Linktypes Start and Index

From: Christian Wolfgang Hujer <Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 13:25:56 +0100
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>, www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200311101325.58358.Christian.Hujer@itcqis.com>

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Am Sonntag, 9. November 2003 17:57 schrieb David Woolley:
> Link types are somewhat fuzzy, but my understanding is that index has the
> second meaning and start means the start of the list linked by previous
> and next links.
I agree.

> The derivation of index.html is that on Unix web servers, you would get
> a file directory "index" listing and index.html provides a replacement
> for that.  Microsoft environments tend to discount that possibility, so
> call it default.htm.
And I always reconfigure it to be start instead of index, so the links with 
LinkType start refer to a document called start and links with LinkType index 
refer to a document called index.
Options +MultiViews
DirectoryIndex start
...in my .htaccess

> > Also, are link types always used for external links, and not internal?
> Links aren't used!
I disagree. I use them :-)
Or what did you mean? ;-)

> However, there is no reason why they can't be fragments
> of the same document and I believe links of type bookmark are for that
> purpose.  Note also that link types can be used on a as well as link.
I often use them as fragments.
Though I must say that currently, only Mozilla always handles my <link/>. 
Opera can handle <link/> elements, but doesn't like links pointing to 
fragments of the same document.

I like <link/> and @rel and @rev verymuch. I think their power is very much 
underestimated. If Internet Explorer would support and Microsoft would 
promote <link/>, navigation could be so much easier on many sites.

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