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From: Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 13:53:51 +0100
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Hi, I'm not too happy with the proposed rev="made" solution,
old browsers won't know that rel="author" is the same idea.
But after all deprecating 'rev' makes sense.

I wonder why HTML5 doesn't adopt the (atom) rel="self".  IMO
rel="self" is very near to rel="bookmark", you could say that
the last thing HTML5 needs is a new synonym for this relation.

On the other hand I often looked for a way to specify the
"canonical" (my POV) URL of a document within the document,
hoping that Web crawlers can draw their conclusions when they
find other URLs, or even mirrors.

I like rel="search", it's good that you don't mention the not
yet registered type="application/opensearchdescription+xml".

Some obnoxious browsers insist on a "shortcut" relation in 
addition to "icon", apparently I get away with doing it in
one link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon".
The HTML5 draft doesn't mention this madness, maybe it should.

Other relations that *might* be interesting are "schema.DC",
"openid.server", and "openid.delegate".  Restricting relations
to what is listed on a WHATWG WIKI page is IMO a non-starter,
even if that page knows "openid", but not "schema.DC".  Get a
proper IANA registry with expert review, or something in this
direction.

 Frank
Received on Friday, 25 January 2008 12:53:43 GMT

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