Paul Burchard (
Tue, 25 Apr 95 03:44:01 EDT (Dirk Herr-Hoyman)
> I would like to see <BACKUP> (or the moral equivalent) be
> used to display a link that causes a Web browser to backup
> to the last visited page.

That's what <A REL="Back" ...> and/or <A REV="Next" ...> are for.

Everything mentioned in this thread can already be handled by link
relationships. HTML 3.0 will be much better about using them, so
please let's not fall victim to <SPECIAL><PURPOSE><TAG><FEVER>. In
terms of SGML, it's better to use structured attribute values than
tags, when the need for continuing extensibility can be anticipated.

Paul Burchard <>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''