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I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us">
<meta name="page directory" content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1">
<meta name="page directory" content="Info">
##################

This would generate navigation something like this:

<ul style="display: inline">
<li>Info
<ul>
<li>Info 1<li>
<li>Info 2<li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>About Us</li>
</ul>

Surely something like this has been done before.

Ideas on embedding nav instructions???

Cheers,
Jeff

Jul 20 '05 #1
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Jeff Thies wrote:
I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us">
<meta name="page directory" content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1">
<meta name="page directory" content="Info">
##################

This would generate navigation something like this:

<ul style="display: inline">
<li>Info
<ul>
<li>Info 1<li>
<li>Info 2<li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>About Us</li>
</ul>

Surely something like this has been done before.

Ideas on embedding nav instructions???

Cheers,
Jeff


See:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/...html#edef-LINK

Or more specifically:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rev

And:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links
-Andy
Jul 20 '05 #2

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Gazing into my crystal ball I observed "Jeff Thies" <no****@nospam.net>
writing in news:vL*******************@newsread2.news.atl.eart hlink.net:
I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us"> <meta name="page directory"
content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1"> <meta name="page directory"
content="Info">
##################

This would generate navigation something like this:

<ul style="display: inline"> <li>Info <ul>
<li>Info 1<li>
<li>Info 2<li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>About Us</li>
</ul>

Surely something like this has been done before.

Ideas on embedding nav instructions???

Cheers,
Jeff


I think you might be looking for the LINK element -
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/links.html#edef-LINK


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Jul 20 '05 #3

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"Andy Holmes" <ah***************@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:HH***********************@news2.calgary.shaw. ca...
Jeff Thies wrote:
I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us">
<meta name="page directory" content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1">
<meta name="page directory" content="Info">

<snip>
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/...html#edef-LINK

Or more specifically:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rev

And:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links
Thanks. I'm a bit confused about this though.

There's a wide range of attributes for link:

id, class (document-wide identifiers)
lang (language information), dir (text direction)
title (element title)
style (inline style information )
onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover,
onmousemove, onmouseout,
onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup (intrinsic events )
href, hreflang, type, rel, rev (links and anchors)
target (target frame information)
media (header style information)
charset(character encodings)

The style, event, title and dir are a bit puzzling. How would those be used?
What about type?

It looks like multiple attributes can be used in a link tag.And it looks
like you can add your own attributes on top of those. Is that right?

BTW, is the link tag getting much use? It seems like a wide open element!

Cheers,
Jeff

-Andy

Jul 20 '05 #4

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"Jeff Thies" <no****@nospam.net> wrote in message news:<vL*******************@newsread2.news.atl.ear thlink.net>...
I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us">
<meta name="page directory" content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1">
<meta name="page directory" content="Info">
##################

This would generate navigation something like this:

<ul style="display: inline">
<li>Info
<ul>
<li>Info 1<li>
<li>Info 2<li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>About Us</li>
</ul>

Surely something like this has been done before.

Ideas on embedding nav instructions???

Cheers,
Jeff

Take a look at xhtml

EC
..
Jul 20 '05 #5

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Jeff Thies wrote:
"Andy Holmes" <ah***************@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:HH***********************@news2.calgary.shaw. ca...
Jeff Thies wrote:
I'd like to embed navigation instructions in html.

This would be so that these pages could be spidered and page links name
could be extracted and navigation generated.

I'm thinking of something along these lines:

<meta name="page link" content="About Us">
<meta name="page directory" content="root">

***********
<meta name="page link" content="Info 1">
<meta name="page directory" content="Info">


<snip>
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/...html#edef-LINK

Or more specifically:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel
http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rev

And:

http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links

Thanks. I'm a bit confused about this though.

There's a wide range of attributes for link:

id, class (document-wide identifiers)
lang (language information), dir (text direction)
title (element title)
style (inline style information )
onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover,
onmousemove, onmouseout,
onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup (intrinsic events )
href, hreflang, type, rel, rev (links and anchors)
target (target frame information)
media (header style information)
charset(character encodings)

The style, event, title and dir are a bit puzzling. How would those be used?
What about type?

It looks like multiple attributes can be used in a link tag.And it looks
like you can add your own attributes on top of those. Is that right?

BTW, is the link tag getting much use? It seems like a wide open element!


Well, a person could write an article on just those attributes and how
they're used, but what you're looking for is something like this:

<link href="index.html" rel="index.html" rev="section" type="text/html"
media="screen">

But I've found the definitions of link-types to be pretty ambiguous and
don't often use them for that purpose. This is what you were asking for
though, I believe, so I'll leave it up to you to interpret the
link-types ( http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/types.html#type-links ).

What you will find <link> used most for however is including
stylesheets, like so:

<link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
-Andy

Jul 20 '05 #6

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<link href="index.html" rel="index.html" rev="section" type="text/html"
media="screen">


should be infact:

<link href="index.html" rel="index" rev="section" type="text/html"
media="screen">

Sorry, for the late night typo.

-Andy

Jul 20 '05 #7

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Jeff Thies wrote:
There's a wide range of attributes for link:

id, class (document-wide identifiers)
lang (language information), dir (text direction)
title (element title)
style (inline style information )
onclick, ondblclick, onmousedown, onmouseup, onmouseover,
onmousemove, onmouseout,
onkeypress, onkeydown, onkeyup (intrinsic events )
href, hreflang, type, rel, rev (links and anchors)
target (target frame information)
media (header style information)
charset(character encodings)


You probably only want to worry about:

href - the URL for the document you are linking to.
rel - the relation that URL has to this one (e.g. Next)
title - the title of that page.

Others that may come in handy:

media - use this especially f you're linking to a non-(X)HTML page.
hreflang - the language of the page you're linking to.

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Jul 20 '05 #8

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Eric Cartman wrote:
Ideas on embedding nav instructions???
Take a look at xhtml


Why? The 1.x series offers nothing (in the way of navigation) that isn't in
HTML 4.0, and the draft 2.0 with navigation lists won't be usable for about
a decade.

--
David Dorward http://dorward.me.uk/
Jul 20 '05 #9

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David Dorward wrote:
Why? The 1.x series offers nothing (in the way of navigation) that isn't in
HTML 4.0, and the draft 2.0 with navigation lists won't be usable for about
a decade.


The XHTML 2.0 draft is *already* usable in Opera and Gecko if an
appropriate style sheet is provided.

--
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?id=132
playing://counting_crows/hard_candy_uk_edition/02_american_girls.ogg
Jul 20 '05 #10

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EC
Toby A Inkster wrote:
David Dorward wrote:
Why? The 1.x series offers nothing (in the way of navigation) that isn't in HTML 4.0, and the draft 2.0 with navigation lists won't be usable for about a decade.


The XHTML 2.0 draft is *already* usable in Opera and Gecko if an
appropriate style sheet is provided.

--
Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
Contact Me - http://www.goddamn.co.uk/tobyink/?id=132
playing://counting_crows/hard_candy_uk_edition/02_american_girls.ogg


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