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Re: Linktypes Start and Index

From: Gustaf Liljegren <gustaf.liljegren@bredband.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 23:02:19 +0100
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To: www-html@w3.org

Christian Wolfgang Hujer wrote:

>> 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.

Opera agrees too. Start is called "Home" on Opera's Navigation Bar, while
Index is called "Index". I like the Opera implementation and agree it would
be very nice to have this in the other browsers too. But it's confusing to
have both <link> links in the <head> *and* corresponding <a> links in the

I also noticed that Opera supports alternate stylesheets. Not according to
HTML 4.01 -- but in a better way, I think. The spec wants you to write

  <link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" href="blue.css">
  <link rel="alternate stylesheet" type="text/css" href="green.css">

but Opera doesn't like the "alternate" link type to be there.

One more question: does anyone have an idea about what the "rev" attribute
is used for? I know it's the opposite of "rel", but how would a conforming
browser handle it? Maybe it's not for browsers at all? Maybe it's to a
better use for robots.

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