Re: Proposal: restricting <LINK> to hyperlinks

From: Roy Fielding <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 16:05:15 EDT

>This is a suggestion for a change of terminology in HTML and for a
>slightly different interpretation of the LINK element. In short: the
>term `hyperlink' should be used more in accordance with existing
>hyperlink literature and the LINK element should consistently result
>in a button in a toolbar, independently of any REL attributes.

I don't think so.  Link is intended to define abstract *and* concrete
relationships between resources on the Web.  Link is independent of
HTML and does not in general define a button on a toolbar.  Instead,
a toolbar widget seeks out links associated with the relations
that are represented within the toolbar (i.e., the button is already
defined, it just takes its reference value from a link href).

 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                      Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
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