HTML+ and browser functionality

Tony Sanders (
Mon, 28 Jun 1993 18:30:08 -0500

Hey, I remember a while back someone suggested having certain standard
links in the document (forw back up top). Instead of hardcoding these
how about just having a control panel element that might work like this:

<LI> <A ...>Click here</A>
<LI> <A ...>Drink me</A>
<LI> <A ...>Go away</A>

Then a clever browser can do whatever it wants to render that section of
code (the idea being that it could stick it in a window so it's always
available for navigation). By default it can just render in place.

This has the advantage of allowing us to experiment with different control
structures. FBUT is ok for some documents but I can see applications where
other navigation schemes would be useful (e.g., NSEW in maps).

Any comments? Sorry if someone already "invented" this, I didn't see anything
in the HTML+ DTD_ and wanted get peoples comments.

BTW: I would like to give a big thanks to Dave Raggett for doing a great
job on the HTML+ DTD_. From our random arguments and outrageous requets
(tables, forms, ...) Dave has really pulled HTML+ together. Any idea when
it'll be stable enough to start developing browsers for?

Looking forward to the Workshop next month,

.. _sanders
.. _DTD