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[Bug 12181] New: The text in 4.12.4.17.1 conflicts with existing practice, older (e.g. HTML 4) descriptions, and the brief summary in the table at the start of 4.12.4, where "index" is described thusly: "Gives a link to the document that provides a table of contents or in

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Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 08:25:03 +0000
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           Summary: The text in 4.12.4.17.1 conflicts with existing
                    practice, older (e.g. HTML 4) descriptions, and the
                    brief summary in the table at the start of 4.12.4,
                    where "index" is described thusly: "Gives a link to
                    the document that provides a table of contents or in
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#lin
                    k-type-index
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/links.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#link-type-index

Comment:
The text in 4.12.4.17.1 conflicts with existing practice, older (e.g. HTML 4)
descriptions, and the brief summary in the table at the start of 4.12.4, where
"index" is described thusly: "Gives a link to the document that provides a
table of contents or index listing the current document". Please let
rel="index" mean just an index, rel="toc" a table of content (quite different
in practice and in theory!), and "top" the main page of a site (a very common
link type). The keyword "contents" should be treated as an obsolete synonym
for "toc" (or vice versa, really a matter of taste, just make some decision).

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