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[Bug 11180] New: rephrase definition of "author" link relation

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Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2010 12:54:54 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-11180-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11180

           Summary: rephrase definition of "author" link relation
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#link-type-a
                    uthor
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


For consistency with generic definitions of link relations (such as in RFC
5988), it would be good if definitions would start with a generic description
of what the link is about, and only then define the details for HTML.

For "author" (<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#link-type-author>),
we currently have:

- snip -
The author keyword may be used with link, a, and area elements. This keyword
creates a hyperlink.

For a and area elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced
document provides further information about the author of the nearest article
element ancestor of the element defining the hyperlink, if there is one, or of
the page as a whole, otherwise.

For link elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced document
provides further information about the author for the page as a whole.

...
- snip -

Proposal:

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The "author" link relation indicates that the identified resource provides
further information about the authors.

It may be used with link, a, and area elements. This keyword creates a
hyperlink.

For a and area elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced
document provides further information about the author of the nearest article
element ancestor of the element defining the hyperlink, if there is one, or of
the page as a whole, otherwise.

For link elements, the author keyword indicates that the referenced document
provides further information about the author for the page as a whole.

...
- snip -

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