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Re: XHTML needs multi-ended links

From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2002 10:25:12 -0400
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20021009102405.00c00680@mail.webgeek.com>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

At 12:26 PM 10/8/2002 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:

>Ann Navarro wrote:
>
>>>Go to http://www.cisco.com, do a view source and look at the brutal 
>>>javascript/form hack they use to "select the area" of the website you 
>>>want to go to.  That'd be nice & clean with a good XLink extended-link 
>>>implementation.  This is common (mis-)practice at dozens of big-company 
>>>web sites.
>>See navigation lists <nl> element
>
>Hm, if you think you *might* be building in XLink support, you might want 
>to put <nl> on hold for a bit, since it could be done trivially with one 
>reserved value for xlink:role on the parent (probably still <nl>) 
>element.  On the other hand you might not, I can see someone making an 
>argument that this is a common enough idiom that it deserves its own 
>markup.  Once again, it would be nice to look at examples of how you might 
>do it both ways and think about cost/benefit trade-offs.

That would be an interesting exercise -- one that we could take up 
depending on the outcome of some (member) discussions occuring later today 
at the meta level wrt: linking.

Ann
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