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Rev should not be added to SVG

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 19:16:22 +0100
Message-ID: <15510469778.20090108191622@w3.org>
To: "public-svg-wg@w3.org" <public-svg-wg@w3.org>

Hello public-svg-wg,

This mail relates to
ACTION-2188
Ask Tantek for advice on adding rev

The information is already covered in the microformats FAQ: 
http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-faq#Then_what_does_rev_mean
http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-faq#Should_rev_even_be_used

  Should 'rev' even be used?

  In (X)HTML, the same values may be used as rev ("reverse
  relationship") values, to indicate the relationship of the resource
  on which they appear to the target resource.

  However, given that the 'rev' attribute has been more often misused
  by authors than properly used (Google Code: Web Authoring
  Statistics: Link Relationships) is it even a good idea to use rev at
  all?

  The short answer is unfortunately "NO". Use of "rev" SHOULD be
  avoided.

  However, VoteLinks' use of rev has been grandfathered since it was
  such an early use.

  No future microformats should be developed that use 'rev', and any
  use of 'rev' (apart from the "grand-fathered" case of VoteLinks) is
  deprecated in microformats.


-- 
 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Technical Director, Interaction Domain
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
 Co-Chair, W3C Hypertext CG
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