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Change Proposal for ISSUE-165, was: ISSUE-165 rel-pingback: Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 16:59:05 +0200
Message-ID: <4E15C9B9.90108@gmx.de>
To: HTML WG LIST <public-html@w3.org>
SUMMARY

The "pingback" link relation is "defined" in [1] as:

"4.12.4.10 Link type "pingback"

The pingback keyword may be used with link elements. This keyword 
creates an external resource link.

For the semantics of the pingback keyword, see the Pingback 1.0 
specification. [PINGBACK]"

The above isn't a definition, but just a pointer to the actual 
definition. This is what we have the link relation type registry for.

RATIONALE

There's no point for the spec to repeat registrations from somewhere 
else. We have a registry for this purpose, and it should be used for that.

Keeping the registration here suggests that this one is somehow special, 
which it is not. Except that it happens to be defined by the author of 
the spec.

DETAILS

Remove the subsection "4.12.4.10 Link type "pingback"" and the related 
entry under "4.12.4 Link types".

Instead, follow the process for new link relations, by proposing this 
over at microformats.org.

IMPACT

1. Positive Effects

People who want this link relation to be valid will have to follow the 
WG-approved process to make it valid.

2. Negative Effects

None.

3. Conformance Classes Changes

The link relation "pingback" becomes invalid until registered.

4. Risks

None.


REFERENCES

[1] 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/Overview.html#link-type-pingback>
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