Published on February 19, 2004

Site navigation bar

Hey, this post is vintage content. It dates back more than 20 years ago: it may contain outdated and inaccurate information.

It had been there forever and I had never seen it before...

Menu path: View | Show/Hide | Site navigation bar

Mozilla (at least in the 1.5 version I am using) provides a bar, very useful when visiting blogs often, that uses the link tags of the head section of the page you are visiting to generate buttons that quickly take you to the next or previous post, or to the home or nodal points of a site.

A similar bar is also found on Opera, but can be placed on any side of the window.

The use of the link tag is doubly useful:

  • From the point of view of usability, in the presence of tools such as those that Opera and Mozilla make available, it minimises the time needed to access sections of a site.
  • From the point of view of accessibility, it allows users with physical disabilities (motor or visual) to move through different sites using a familiar tool.

To find out more, at Subotnik there are specifications, references, tutorials, information on browser support for the feature, and other relevant public documents about the use of the <link rel="..."> tag for navigation.



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February 29, 2004

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