Re: REL and REV attributes (Was: More comments on HTML 3.0)
Thu, 27 Apr 95 13:42:52 EDT

> >The problem is that ad-hoc RELs with no
> > semantics are what we have now -- and the result is that hardly
> > anyone uses REL.
> Another explanation: authors are not encouraged or taught to use it,
> as the browsers do not (reliably) show the REL of a link to another,
> even as an option (NoteCards browsers *did*, and everyone used them).

I've been thinking about asking our developer to add Rel and Rev to
HoTMetaL PRO's ``Edit URL'' dialogue box, with pop-up menus of the most
common values read from a config file.

However, I'm only aware of one browser that actually does anything with the
Rel and Rev tags, SCO's, so it seems pretty pointless to add a feature
to encourage people to waste their time adding them.... although, I also
think it's a catch-22 situation, and we need the golden swan to lay the
first chicken's egg. Or something.