Re: HTML+ and browser functionality

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9306290033.AA01399@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: HTML+ and browser functionality 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Mon, 28 Jun 93 16:55:04 PDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1993 19:33:56 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
Terry Allen ( writes:
> The CONTROL panel would certainly help me.  But I'd want the 
> addresses of the links to be outside the document, and the
> entries in the CONTROL panel to work like entities.  You'd
> say somewhere in the HEAD section that the standard links
> you wanted were NEXT PREVIOUS UPALEVEL, and only those links
> would appear in the browser (frame?).  
> For the browser to know where NEXT PREVIOUS etc are, it needs
> a navigational info file; that file has to be referred to
> in the HEAD section where these links are specified.  Does
> all this resolve to a URL type?

But then you can't control the look of the nav panel (hey <NAV>),
e.g., I want to use by bookmark icon for navigation:

<A HREF="/bookmark/server_bookmark/demo.html:Index_Page/demo.html:Index_Page/page2.html:Page_2">
<IMG SRC="/server/bookmark/bookmark.xbm" ISMAP></A>

Can you explain why you want the links to be "outside the document"?
I don't understand how this makes it better (I assume it has something
to do with autonavigation without using a server or something).
I'm not against supporting that but we need to figure out how to make
it work while still allowing complete customization of the NAV panel
(perhaps via a REL in the link <A REL="nav" HREF="http:...">???).

I have no idea where this is going.  Terry, since you know what you
want can you see how this might be accomplished?