W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org > February 2008

Google analysis of rel/rev and name

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:06:21 -0500
Message-ID: <47C31FBD.2010408@digitalbazaar.com>
To: RDFa mailing list <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>

Google's 2005 analysis of values used in over a billion web pages reveal
@rel/@rev and @name reserved words that we don't support in RDFa:


Items on the @rel/@rev list that we don't support include:

shortcut, nofollow, made, search, top, author, edituri, file-list, and

We also don't support the following legacy @name values:

keywords, description, robots, generator, author, revisit-after,
copyright, progid, distribution, language

The complete analysis can be found here:


The study also states that the difference between @rel/@rev is probably
lost on many web authors... granted, there has never really been a
reason for web authors to care if they were using @rel/@rev. People will
start caring about the difference between @rel/@rev when they start
using RDFa...

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: RDFa Basics in 8 minutes (video)
Received on Monday, 25 February 2008 20:06:35 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:50:26 UTC