Forward, fast

The new version of Opera comes with an interesting new feature: fast forwarding.

The browser can detect link-next elements and allow users to move forward through a site from the brower’s forward button.

While many people visit news sites looking for specific information, I think using something like this new feature could make news sites more browseable.

Adrian Holovaty has talked about the code that makes this possible, and says Mozilla/Netscape can do something similar in their sidebars.

I really like the idea of having this type of browseability in the main toolbar as well — it helps out those like me with small monitors who can’t afford the screen real estate of the Mozilla sidebar.

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One Response to Forward, fast

  1. So I wonder if Opera uses the link element to get the forward link?
    http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/links.html#h-12.1.2

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