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A lot of web pages these days have links to the previous/next page in the series e.g. search engine results (next 10 matches), articles in Wired and Salon etc.
Wouldn't it be cool if browsers recognized 2 special URLs (prev/next) per page and linked them to the keyboard e.g. left/right arrow keys
or space/backspace. This way you could quickly navigate through web trees without having to hunt for the "next" link with your mouse.
e.g. <a href="whatever" special="next"> </a>
This idea is gaining momentum. See the other halfbakery instance of it for some interesting comments/links. [jimfl, Mar 30 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
It's in the HTML4 Spec
Don't need to invent what's already invented. Just need to beat on MS/NS to get them to implement this in the browsers... Oh, and train about a billion webmasters to use 'em correctly... Oh, and remember that the old browsers will NEVER support it right... Oh, to hell with it. I'm going to bed. [land, Mar 30 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||Another obvious benefit to the prev/next tag is that the "next" page could be pre-fetched once the current page had been loaded. Some people use meta tags to do this now, but a standard way of doing it would be usefull.