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Re: ISSUE-118 CP 3

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:29:17 +0100
Message-ID: <4CF4374D.2000501@gmx.de>
To: robert@ocallahan.org
CC: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
On 29.11.2010 23:49, Robert O'Callahan wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 6:45 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
> <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
> <mailto:xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>> wrote:
>
>     @Robert: Firstly, could you define "suddenly gets _new support_"?  And
>     in that regard: these days, Opera, Safari and Chrome get support for
>     extensions. Thus it should be possible to implement navigation toolbars
>     based on these link relations even if the user agents are not shipped
>     with such support built in. Hense, unless the mentioned browsers
>     suddenly - or in due course - will remove their extension support, this
>     does not seem like the right moment to anticipate less support.
>
>
> There have been Firefox extensions exposing these links for years. (In
> fact, before Firefox in the Netscape days, the browser had built-in
> support, but that's another story...) I haven't ever noticed such
> extensions showing up in popularity lists.
>
> So you're totally right that it's possible for users to access these
> links in browsers today. But without evidence that a significant number
> of them *do*, that doesn't change the picture.
>
> Any increase in deployment of support for these links, whether in the
> form of built-in browser UI or downloaded browser extensions, would
> count as "new support" that we should consider.
>
> Personally I would have liked "next" at least to have been successful,
> but it hasn't, and that's that.

Well,

I have installed the FF plugin "Link Widgets", and I use it all the time.

On the other hand, whether it's in the HTML spec or not doesn't really 
matter. It's both in HTML4 and the IANA link relations registry, so it's 
not going to go away.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 29 November 2010 23:29:57 UTC

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