[uf-discuss] rel link for attached files

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 09:17:38 PST 2006

Hello Alf,

On 3/2/06, Alf Eaton <lists at hubmed.org> 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?

Yes, something for this has already been suggestioned.

It's called rel-enclosure.  http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-enclosure

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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