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Re: link header rev parameters, was: Last Call: draft-nottingham-http-link-header (Web Linking) to Proposed Standard

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:06:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908201906020.18950@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 20 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Sam Johnston wrote:
> > ...
> > Given the attribute is rarely used (and when it is it's generally abused -
> > e.g. rev=canonical) I would suggest that following HTML 5's example and
> > jumping straight to obsolesence is a better idea than deprecation.
> > ...
> 
> "deprecating" was the wrong term anyway; as there is no replacement (except
> for defining reverse relations, and using them with "rel").
> 
> HMTL5 imho goes too far in not mentioning it at all.

HTML5 does define behaviour for rev="", it just makes it non-conforming.

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