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[whatwg] rel/rev for <form> ?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2005 01:02:19 +1100
Message-ID: <436CBB6B.2030706@lachy.id.au>
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> The "rel" and "rev" attribute are very useful for adding semantics to
> both the anchor element -- <a> -- and the link element -- <link>.
> 
> I'd like to suggest that form element -- <form> -- get both "rel" and
> "rev" attributes.

After reading through all the messages in this thread so far, I don't 
think rel and rev are really what you're looking for.  Those attributes 
specify relationships between resources the resources identified by the 
form is merely a form processor of some kind and that's not really 
interesting at all.

What is interesting, however, is the purpose of the form: such as 
indicating that it's a search form, a login form, comment form or 
whatever else, and for that rel and rev are not appropriate for use on 
the form itself.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Saturday, 5 November 2005 06:02:19 UTC

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