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RE: a note on links

From: Seiler, Karl <karl.seiler@navteq.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:15:53 -0500
To: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>, "public-poiwg@w3.org W3C" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <133ACBBC61BE0E4081B6E35E542ECE230ECC50E6@hq-ex-mb03.ad.navteq.com>
Like that better. In the boulder f2f, I feel this is also where we ended up.

Karl Seiler
Director Location Technology & Services
NOKIA Location and Commerce - Chicago
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-poiwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-poiwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Raj Singh
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:47 AM
To: public-poiwg@w3.org W3C
Subject: a note on links

In the last F2F we talked a lot about using the HTML5 link tag as much as possible. We tried to shoehorn many concepts into link. After further thought, I want to back off this approach.

HTML5 links never have inline content. We want that option. And their meaning and usage is different than ours. For example, we want to inline author information sometimes. Using a "link" object and actually defining what it really is with the link's "rel" attribute does adds an unnecessary level of complexity with no real benefit to developers or users as the relationship between HTML5 links and our idea of links is weak.

I propose instead to name elements what we want them to be -- e.g. "author" -- and have global attributes that can appear on all these elements such as "href" and "type" (and "lang" and "updated").

The OGC: Making location count...

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