How to Support the Link Toolbar

Monday October 15th, 2001

Dave Hodder writes: "In a hurry to get Mozilla's new Site Navigation Bar working in your web site? This document lists how I've used it within HTML 4 and XHTML 1 pages."

#1 Whatever

by Tanyel

Tuesday October 16th, 2001 2:02 PM

Mozilla should have more things like the link toolbar and the tabs. When people support these kinds of things, Mozilla does things that Internet Explorer and Opera do not do and the page makers do not have to destroy their compatibility to do it.

#9 Re: Whatever

by emlyn

Thursday October 18th, 2001 12:37 PM

No, you've got it wrong. People should write to web standards - nifty Mozilla features like custom sidebars, tabs, skins and so on must be optional. Link is a diffent matter - certainly, people should now now feel hesitant to use link. Or any other HTML/CSS features, for that matter, for there is *a* browser that supports it.

#2 Use it on mozillazine

by jwb

Tuesday October 16th, 2001 4:32 PM

It love to see links get used on mozillazine. prev, next, and up are naturals for nested discussions.

#3, Bugzilla, private documents of my own...

by coldacid

Tuesday October 16th, 2001 10:10 PM

This thing is a godsend! It does have a few issues however, that mar it, but nothing worse than a minor bug or two.

#4 Bones

by Tanyel

Wednesday October 17th, 2001 12:18 AM

The link toolbar works somewhat at and

#5 Evangelism ?

by lacostej

Wednesday October 17th, 2001 12:50 AM

Why not push its adoption on real world sites (search engines,...) and on HTML generators that produce documents with sections.

I don't know if there is a task force behind this evangelism task, but we maybe help. If a sort of template document is written, perhaps can we use to send email to ask for support for that feature on Web sites.

As now several programs (iCab, Mozilla, Lynx...) support the link toolbar, it should be easier to push for it.

And regarding open source programs, we can enhance them to support generation of <link> attributes.

#6 Re: Evangelism ?

by gwalla

Wednesday October 17th, 2001 2:13 AM

The Evangelism team has a specific task, that of convincing webmasters to fix their sites so they work with standards-compliant browsers like Mozilla. Promoting features to webmasters would be "crying wolf" IMO, and would dilute their message.

#7 Re: Evangelism ?

by AlexBishop

Wednesday October 17th, 2001 2:17 AM

Take a look at bug 103034


#8 possibilities in CMS, Forum, and other online apps

by shin

Thursday October 18th, 2001 9:22 AM

Great to see a document that does a bit more than just describing that <link> tag, at last. :)

Just like a lot of us here, I think the possibilities are endless, but I also think there needs to be some start, or else the possibilities would be ...startless. So for the next version of my news publishing script , there'll be the Links toolbar in the admin interface and possibly in the templates ;) I hope to see other coders integrate it with their online apps !

#10 Perl Script to automatically make navigation LINKs

by mrflip

Friday October 26th, 2001 11:07 AM

Many of the Wysiwyg HTML editors don't know from LINKs, so I wrote a Perl script that makes it pretty easy to maintain site navigation. Given a template showing your site layout, it inserts all the right Up/Prev/Next/First/Last <LINK> tags into each file. Check it out:

#11 is another test site now

by benb

Sunday November 11th, 2001 4:18 AM

Beonex' main site now fully supports <link> tags, too.