[uf-discuss] rel link for attached files
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Thu Mar 2 08:50:36 PST 2006
On 02 Mar 2006, at 10:45, Alf Eaton wrote:
> 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?
Answering myself, the closest I can find is Internet Explorer's use
of <link rel="offline" href=""/> , which points to a CDF file that
contains links to the files that should be cached for browsing
offline. If using rel="offline" on <a> tags doesn't break IE's usage,
maybe that would be the best microformat for this situation?
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