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Re: Rev should not be added to SVG

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 13:10:44 +0100
Message-ID: <1689930893.20090109131044@w3.org>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
CC: public-svg-wg@w3.org

On Friday, January 9, 2009, 2:38:46 AM, Cameron wrote:

CM> Hi Chris.

CM> 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?
CM> …
>>   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

CM> @rev was already added to SVG Tiny 1.2.  Should we remove it?

My subject line was a bit imprecise. Microformats has it, allows it for one use, and will not use it for any new microformats. Rel and rev also have non-microformat uses.

So, for microformats (in SVG or in HTML/XHTML) rev will rarely be used. But there is a microformat that uses it. 

For non-microformats, the microformat faq has no relevance.

In practice, that means that the language still needs to have it, and examples will never use it.

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