[uf-discuss] rel link for attached files

Alf Eaton lists at hubmed.org
Thu Mar 2 07:45:58 PST 2006

At the moment when you save a web page, the embedded images, CSS  
files, etc are often saved in a folder alongside the HTML file.  
There's also the possibility of using special tools to save  
everything that's linked from the original page up to a certain depth  
(and limited to the same domain, for example). I was thinking it  
might be useful to have a microformat (a rel attribute) that would  
explicitly say "save this linked file along with the HTML page".

One use in particular is for supplementary data in scientific papers  
- the links from a saved paper to the supplementary data online would  
obviously still work, but it might be nice to be able to  
automatically save everything together in one place, offline.

Has anything like this been proposed before?


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