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Re: rev parameter - LC comment on draft-nottingham-http-link-header-07.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2010 09:24:19 +0100
Message-ID: <4B6FCA33.9050600@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Apps Discuss <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> On 05/02/2010, at 11:24 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> HTML5 doesn't have rev anymore anyway (well, unless the WG changes this again)
>>
>> So why don't we just say that "rev" means what HTML2 used to say, and be done with it?
> 
> Because (IMO) implementation experience has shown that rev= is horribly confusing* to developers, and will cause more problems than it solves; it's much better to just register a different relation (even if that does offend those who like tidiness). 
> 
> I'd be OK with putting it in the BNF, giving the HTML2 explanation, and deprecating it in prose, though. 
> ...

That sounds good to me.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 8 February 2010 08:24:59 GMT

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