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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 21:48:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8DA880.1050408@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.

Sorry, I missed that 
(<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#attr-link-rev>).

I think it would be even better if there was a single sentence 
explaining what it means (or used to mean).

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 19:55:41 GMT

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