<LINK> tags

Discussion in 'HTML' started by The Numerator, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. I know a lot about HTML, but all this time I don't know what the <LINK>
    tags in the head do. There are those that call a stylesheet, favicon,
    etc. But what about those that state the contents of the page, identify
    the next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    they just for organization or something?
    The Numerator, Apr 10, 2006
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    Brian Guest

    The Numerator wrote:
    > I don't know what the <LINK> tags in the head do.


    > what about those that state the contents of the page, identify the
    > next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    > they just for organization or something?


    Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(

    Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.

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    Dan Guest

    Brian wrote:
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    > the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(


    The Mozilla / SeaMonkey suite has native support for LINK elements, one
    reason I prefer it over the more-hyped Firefox.

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    Dan, Apr 11, 2006
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    Dan Guest

    The Numerator wrote:
    > I know a lot about HTML, but all this time I don't know what the <LINK>
    > tags in the head do. There are those that call a stylesheet, favicon,
    > etc. But what about those that state the contents of the page, identify
    > the next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    > they just for organization or something?


    Some info about LINK tags and other HTML head / metadata elements is in
    my site:

    http://webtips.dan.info/titles.html

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    Dan, Apr 11, 2006
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    Jim Moe Guest

    The Numerator wrote:
    > I know a lot about HTML, but all this time I don't know what the <LINK>
    > tags in the head do. There are those that call a stylesheet, favicon,
    > etc. But what about those that state the contents of the page, identify
    > the next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    > they just for organization or something?
    >

    See <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/links.html>, section 12.3.

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    Jim Moe, Apr 11, 2006
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    axlq Guest

    In article <>,
    Brian <> wrote:
    >Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    >the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    >version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(
    >
    >Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    >support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.


    Lynx does it too.

    -A
    axlq, Apr 11, 2006
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    Toby Inkster Guest

    Brian wrote:

    > Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    > support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.


    Mozilla (0.9.5-0.9.9 and 1.1+) has support too and iCab. Also, a few older
    browsers like Mosaic and UdiWWW. Most command-line browsers include
    support for <LINK>, including Lynx.

    There is an add-in for IE too:
    http://www.draig.de/LinkBar/index.en.html

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    Toby Inkster, Apr 11, 2006
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    VK Guest

    Brian wrote:
    > The Numerator wrote:
    > > I don't know what the <LINK> tags in the head do.

    >
    > > what about those that state the contents of the page, identify the
    > > next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    > > they just for organization or something?

    >
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    > the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(
    >
    > Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    > support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.


    ?

    <html>
    <head>
    <title>Untitled Document</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type"
    content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="Bx2/css/default.css">
    <script type="text/javascript">
    function init() {
    var lnk = document.getElementsByTagName('LINK');
    for (var i=0; i<lnk.length; i++) {
    alert(lnk.href);
    // Or get the URI content over Ajax if the same domain.
    // Or get the style sheet content from any domain
    // (the latter not supported yet only by Opera)
    }
    }

    window.onload = init;
    </script>
    </head>

    <body>

    </body>
    </html>
    VK, Apr 11, 2006
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  9. Brian wrote:
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    > the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(


    This reason alone makes me want to figure out how to do scripting in FF,
    so I can write a new LINK bar. I was a big proponent of LINK support in
    Mozilla, and it's one thing I still miss in FF.


    Tim
    Timothy Larson, Apr 11, 2006
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  10. <http://www.euronet.nl/~tekelenb/WWW/LINK/>
    Timothy Larson, Apr 11, 2006
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  11. Brian wrote:

    > The Numerator wrote:
    >> I don't know what the <LINK> tags in the head do.

    >
    >> what about those that state the contents of the page, identify the next
    >> and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are they just
    >> for organization or something?

    >
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to the
    > urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(


    It doesn't work, or the extension won't install?

    Here's why I ask, and here's a general tip for other FF extension fans:

    I wanted an extension for 1.5 that only was rated up to FF 0.8. I
    didn't notice, that, and of course the install went south.

    I was looking at the home page for that extension and happened to notice a
    post in is forum that said it would work fine if you tweaned what I'll
    call the "permissable version" line in the targetInstallation
    of the install.rdf that is contained by the .xpi file that comprises the
    distribution file for the extension.

    I changed that line to read:

    <em:maxVersion>1.6</em:maxVersion>

    from 0.8, and it worked fine here in FF/Linux.

    I shared this with a friend who uses WinXP, and for good measure he
    changed the value to 2.0 and his installation works fine, too.

    I just looked at some other install.rdf files in extension packages, and
    they all had that line.

    So: if it won't install, that's something to try.


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  12. Timothy Larson wrote:
    > Brian wrote:
    >> Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    >> the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the
    >> latest version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(

    >
    > This reason alone makes me want to figure out how to do scripting in FF,
    > so I can write a new LINK bar. I was a big proponent of LINK support in
    > Mozilla, and it's one thing I still miss in FF.


    More than one site navigation toolbar extension,

    https://addons.mozilla.org/addon.php?id=1324
    cmSiteNavigation Toolbar

    This one works the latest FF.

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    Jonathan N. Little, Apr 11, 2006
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  13. Brian <> wrote in
    news::

    >
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access
    > to the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with
    > the latest version, and there have been no updates for some time.
    > :-(



    <https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1949
    &application=firefox> shows a January 2006 update that works with 1.5.


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    Thomas Dowling, Apr 11, 2006
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    kchayka Guest

    Brian wrote:
    > The Numerator wrote:
    >> <LINK> tags in the head

    >
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    > the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(


    FYI, the seamonkey/mozilla suite supports it natively. The Firefox
    extension is crappy in comparison.

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    Steve Fulton Guest

    Brian wrote:

    > The Numerator wrote:
    >> I don't know what the <LINK> tags in the head do.

    >
    >> what about those that state the contents of the page, identify the
    >> next and previous page, etc. Do some browsers support them or are
    >> they just for organization or something?

    >
    > Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    > the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    > version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(
    >
    > Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    > support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.


    As long as extensions are OK: ;-)
    <http://www.draig.de/LinkBar/index.en.html>

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    Steve Fulton, Apr 11, 2006
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  16. Jonathan N. Little wrote:
    > More than one site navigation toolbar extension,
    >
    > https://addons.mozilla.org/addon.php?id=1324
    > cmSiteNavigation Toolbar
    >
    > This one works the latest FF.


    Wow, this one is great! Thanks a bunch!
    Timothy Larson, Apr 12, 2006
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  17. Toby Inkster wrote :
    > Brian wrote:
    >
    >> Opera has this built in. There are a few other browsers that also have
    >> support for it. As you might have guessed, IE is not one.

    >
    > Mozilla (0.9.5-0.9.9 and 1.1+) has support too and iCab. Also, a few older
    > browsers like Mosaic and UdiWWW. Most command-line browsers include
    > support for <LINK>, including Lynx.
    >
    > There is an add-in for IE too:
    > http://www.draig.de/LinkBar/index.en.html
    >


    Seamonkey 1.0, 1.1 and 1.5a supports it.

    Firefox 1.0.x supports but you have to download the extension.

    Firefox 1.5.x also supports it. Look for attachment 3774 at
    http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13069

    Other references:

    W3C Quality Assurance tip for webmasters:
    Use <link>s in your document
    http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/use-links

    Link bars
    http://webcoder.info/reference/LinkBars.html

    Gérard
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  18. Dan wrote :
    > Brian wrote:
    >> Firefox has -- or had -- an extension that would give users access to
    >> the urls in <link> elements. The extension does not work with the latest
    >> version, and there have been no updates for some time. :-(

    >
    > The Mozilla / SeaMonkey suite has native support for LINK elements, one
    > reason I prefer it over the more-hyped Firefox.



    Site Navigation toolbar (or link toolbar) for Firefox 1.5.x can be
    downloaded and installed from this bugfile:
    http://bugzilla.mozdev.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13069

    linktoolbar-1.1.99.1.xpi
    38,814 bytes

    look for attachment 3774 in that bugfile

    Gérard
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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?G=E9rard_Talbot?=, Apr 12, 2006
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