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Links Toolbar Landed

Wednesday October 3rd, 2001

Gervase Markham writes: "The Links Toolbar from bug 87428 has finally landed, bringing us ever-closer to full support for HTML 2.0. You'll see it in this morning's builds. The auto-show is still in development over in bug 102832. Good places to try it out are Bugzilla buglists, the W3C, htmlhelp.com and many machine-generated manuals or documents, such as the GNU Make manual."


#8 Re: Stupid Questin here but...

by WillyWonka

Wednesday October 3rd, 2001 2:40 PM

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The link toolbar gives a UI to most of the <link> tags functionality. Before today, the link tag in mozilla was only used to apply style sheets and alternate style sheets (View->Use Stylesheet). Now that the link tag has landed web page developers can tell the browser "The next page is page 2" "The previous page is the table of contents" "The table of contents is located here" etc etc...

<http://www.eightlines.com/links/> This is a page I made. In the code I have:

<link href="<http://www.eightlines.com/style.css>" rel="stylesheet"> <link rel="start" type="text/html" href="../">

What this does is apply a stylesheet called style.css and now that the link toolbar is in I believe you'll see a button labelled "Top" become enabled. When you press it, the web browser will go to <http://www.eightlines.com/>

The only other browsers that I can think of that support the Link tag in this was are iCab for the Mac and Lynx.