Re: Control areas ?

Marc Salomon (
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 01:20:38 +0100

From: Sean Martin <>

>the addition in the browsers of an area on the browser frame, of a top
>(header) and bottom (footer) area, It would be nice to have this plus an html
>tag which allowed specification of either an image map, a set of icons, or a
>set of char strings with html anchors '<a HREF=' in these areas. Thus your

The <LINK> element in the <HEAD> element seems to do what you want with the
exception of the <ISMAP> and icon functionality.

Check out this nasty URL:

(also available on a link off of
html - "The Contents as Hypertext as of August 2, 1994")

>Seems to me that this might be a good idea. It would need an HTML extention
>but I doubt that this would be consistent with SGML. Perhaps it could go into
> the <header> area ?

Since it is meta-information concerning the place of this document WRT other
objects, the <HEAD> element is the proper place. Since this is already present
in the HTML 2.0 spec, no extention would be necessary, but browsers would need
to be given the smarts to render it.

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