Bug 14365 - Implement <link rel="..."> for Site Navigation toolbar
Summary: Implement <link rel="..."> for Site Navigation toolbar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 523.x (Safari 3)
Hardware: All All
: P4 Enhancement
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html...
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-06-24 02:42 PDT by Gérard Talbot
Modified: 2015-02-25 08:32 PST (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Gérard Talbot 2007-06-24 02:42:06 PDT
The <link> element first appeared in HTML 2.0 and, at that time, it was already a way to implement a Site Navigation toolbar to aid navigation. Still today, many text browsers implement <link rel="..."> that way.

W3C Quality Assurance tip for webmasters:
Use <link>s in your document

Link Bars
How Link Relations Are Implemented
(that page seems to ignore the Firefox add-on
Link Widgets 1.5
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2933 )

Subotnik: The 'link'-Element in (X)HTML

Also Konqueror 3.3 can install a Site Navigation toolbar, according to

I searched for duplicate and I didn't find anything.

Safari 3.0.2 build 522.13.1 here.
Comment 1 Nicholas Shanks 2007-06-27 14:47:28 PDT
Yeah, there's no duplicate because this bug pre‐dates bugzilla, and until His Steveness says there can be a nav bar, it's not likely that <link> elements will be supported. (My non‐official opinion)
Comment 2 Gérard Talbot 2007-06-27 18:05:51 PDT
Opera 7+, Mozilla 1.x, Seamonkey 1.x, Icab 2+, Lynx, Links (and a number of other browsers via add-on extension) can render a Site Navigation toolbar.

Dive Into Accessibility
30 days to a more accessible web site
Providing additional navigation aids

What's important, IMO, is to offer the user the choice to render a Site Navigation toolbar, just like Seamonkey 1.x does it via a preference: 

o Show always
o Show only as needed
o Hide always

giving the user control, flexibility, choice.
Comment 3 Gérard Talbot 2008-02-21 21:08:53 PST
<link  rel="..."> is defined in the HTML 5 latest WD, at section 4.12.3:
Link types
Comment 4 Gérard Talbot 2009-06-14 13:13:49 PDT
I use Konqueror 4.2.4 (rellinks plugin PPA - document relations plugin - must be downloaded and installed) and enjoy the Site Navigation toolbar.

regards, Gérard
Comment 5 James Craig 2015-02-24 18:02:03 PST
Not an AX bug. Reassigning component.