RE: The <link> element

On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Chris Wilson wrote:

>>> [HTML]	<link rel="next" href="next.html" title="Title of Next">
>>> [CSS2]	head { display: block } /* display the document head */
>>> 	link:before { content: attr(title) } /* display the 'title' */
>>> *Will* a *conformant* browser render the expected rendering ?
>> Yes.
> Actually, not necessarily, unless you're referring to XHTML. HTML
> processors may treat BODY as the root of rendered content, and HEAD
> content may be unrenderable.  Read the caveats in CSS2 carefully.

Good point. Let me rephrase my "yes" then:

It would be correct if it did, and browsers supporting _all_ of their
media type would. However, it is an optional feature.

>>> In particular, will the generated content really be a link ?
>> Good question. I suppose that logically it should be.
> Perhaps, but it won't be just based on the stylesheet - CSS cannot set
> up hyperlinks.  This semantic would have to be cooked in the UA.

Or by XLink, yes. Of course, it is not yet a REC either...

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Received on Thursday, 24 June 1999 13:21:24 UTC