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[whatwg] <INCLUDE> and links with @rel=embed

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 21:30:03 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1104282129150.19153@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> >> An UA can support the scheme used without supporting the <source>
> >> element. If <A> was used, they just had to support <A> and the scheme.
> >
> > It's still not clear to me what problem this would solve. I see what it
> > would do, but why would we want that?
> >
> Backwards-compat. It's so UAs that don't support <source> can still
> grasp some semantical information from the element.

Do you have a concrete example of how that would work? What current UAs 
usefully grasp such information in such a context?

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