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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • If you look at the specs for the <link> element, you'll see that a predictable next and previous (and a bunch of other things back when TimBL considered metadata to be just some nice sugar) were planned for. In fact, a bunch of (very) early browsers did in fact have that functionality.

    I even have some of my sites following such conventions (for no good reason at all apart from the usual "if only Netscape/Mosaic had been a web browser" dream), but I very much doubt that even the most standard following folks would implement that given the likeliness that website creators will follow it.

    On the other hand, it would be very much possible to create a Mozilla bookmarlet (available as a toolbar) that would look inside the document for such elements and make them work when available. It would even be simple. All you'd have to do then is turn that into something trendy that sites would actually implement. If you do have the courage to undertake the latter part, I'd be happy to provide you with the trivial bookmarlet :-)

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    -- Robin Berjon [berjon.com]