Re: HTML+ and browser functionality

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9306291913.AA05421@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: HTML+ and browser functionality 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Tue, 29 Jun 93 07:58:57 PDT.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1993 14:13:52 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> On Jun 29,  3:31pm, Dave_Raggett wrote:
> } Subject: Re: HTML+ and browser functionality
> >
> >Urh, whats wrong with the LINK element, e.g.
> >
> >        <LINK rel="up" href=...>
> >        <LINK rel="prev" href=...>
> >        <LINK rel="next" href=...>
> >
> >The links specified with the LINK tag are assumed to be global to the
> >entire document and so could be automatically added to a menu or toolbar.
> >
> This seems like the right approach.  We'd like to use it to
> define a linear sequence, for example, the sections of a chapter.
> However, we should probably be sure to distinguish "next" and "prev" 
> from "forward" and "back", which have to do with the navigational
> sequence.
Right, this is needed for picking up "threads" of documents to print
out the whole meta-document.  I'm not suggesting we should replace this.

I just think it would be fun to allow the document to define it's own
look for the navigation panel using normal HTML commands.  This could
co-exist with <LINK REL> with no problem.