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Re: Mozilla/HTML/RDF suggestion

From: Dave Reynolds <der@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 10:00:03 +0100
Message-ID: <39ED6693.4B954E46@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: cay4@cornell.edu
CC: "RDF Interest (E-mail)" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
About 18months ago we implemented such a scheme for an internet appliance which
had physical (well touch screen) buttons for the next/prev actions. Informal
experience (we never got as far as formal user testing) to this as a UI was
reasonably positive, though the interactions between "previous" (in document
link order) and "back" (in browsing history) were potentially confusing.

We used the HTML LINK header tag, as in:
   <link rel="com.hp....next" href="next-page.html">
which seemed like the right way to encode such things.

To make such a thing work generally there would need to be agreement on the
"rel" attributes to use. In our case we had an intemediary web server which
could, in principle at least, reformat external pages to insert such tags using
heuristics so we only needed agreement between our clients and our intermediary

Dave Reynolds
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Received on Wednesday, 18 October 2000 04:59:49 UTC

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