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.
So I wonder if Opera uses the link element to get the forward link?