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Re: Reasonable new feature?

From: Bert Bos <bert@let.rug.nl>
Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 12:22:25 +0200 (METDST)
Message-Id: <199505091022.AA212924947@freya.let.rug.nl>
To: jeremie@netins.net
Cc: www-talk@www10.w3.org
Jeremie Miller <jeremie@netins.net> writes:

 |I have done a good deal of HTML page development for various different
 |reasons, and have found this idea to be useful in many cases.  I propose an
 |addition to HTML 3.0 that would allow small windows to pop up when the mouse
 |is overtop of some keywords, containing some information.  Example:
 |
 |<body>
 |This is a new feature of
 |<window show="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</window>.
 |</body>
 |
 |OR
 |
 |<body>
 |This is a new feature of
 |<a html="HyperText Markup Language" window>HTML</a>.
 |</body>
 |
 |Rendered
 |
 |This is a new feature of HTML
 |                             \_________________________
 |                             |HyperText Markup Language|
 |                              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You're too late, it has already been proposed:-) It now seems likely
that there will be a footnote tag (<FN>) in HTML 3.0, with a suggested
rendering like what you describe. See
<http://www.hpl.hp.co.uk/people/dsr/html3/CoverPage.html> for the
currently proposed syntax. The exact syntax may still change, but the
basic idea is there.


Bert
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Received on Tuesday, 9 May 1995 06:22:38 UTC

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