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Re: Rev should not be added to SVG

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:51:34 -0500
Message-ID: <4966ADA6.1090003@w3.org>
To: public-svg-wg@w3.org

Hi, Guys-

Cameron McCormack wrote (on 1/8/09 8:38 PM):
> 
> Chris Lilley:
>> 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?
> …
>>   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.
> 
>> Subject: Re: Rev should not be added to SVG
> 
> @rev was already added to SVG Tiny 1.2.  Should we remove it?

I don't believe so.  I was aware of the guidance against @rev in
microformats, but for legacy content, it still is used for at least
VoteLinks.  But more importantly, it is still used in RDFa, which is
equally important to enable:

 http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/#relValues

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
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