This statement is a summary of the comments by the W3C staff on the document "Navigation through LINK elements in HTML'' submitted to W3C.
This submission is clearly relevant to the User Interface Domain, and more specifically to the HTML activity, as it proposes an enhancement to the LINK element.
The LINK element has been part of HTML for a long time, but it did not receive much attention from browser vendors and developers. This proposal adds a new feature to LINK, the ability to factor out redundant link information and put it in one place to simplify management of links. Although it may not work with existing browsers, this feature would be helpful in maintaining large web sites and should be easy to implement in most browsers.
The LINK submission is being dealt with by discussing the issue in the HTML Working Group and will be considered at the August 25-26 meeting of the HTML WG.
An experimental implementation of this submission is planned for the next release of Amaya.
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