[thelist] Link Types

Pete Prodoehl pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com
Thu Jan 2 13:56:01 CST 2003

Here's some nice info from Mark Pilgrim:


The 'big names' online are usually pretty far behind the 'smaller names'
when it comes to implementing usability features.


Kevin wrote:
> Hey there,
> What do you all know about link types.[1]
> I've only noticed this since Opera 7 made it default
> (although i think iCab and others have it already)
> For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about,
> fire up Mozilla and turn on it's site navigation bar.
> (view-> show/hide-> Site Navigation Bar)
> Basically it allows you to define elements relate to a page,
> e.g. the next chapter, the home page, the author etc...
> It allows the browser to use them in a standard manner rather than authors
> having to try always have a home/next link for examples where the user can be
> confused.
> I'm just wondering if anyone uses this much and what the general feeling on it
> is also, it doesn't seem to have been picked up yet by the 'big names' online.
> And browsing around sites I don't seem to see it much.
> Any thoughts?
> - Kevin
> p.s. Does anyone know if there's a Dreamweaver extension for them?
> [1] Further Reading:
> http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/WWW/LINK/
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#type-links
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2001Oct/0026.html

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