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Re: HTML friendly links to metainformation

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 20:33:04 +0100
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Al Gilman:
> I would want to know if it is legacy-safe to inject META and LINK
elements
> in the BODY or if current processors will croak.

I don't believe any of the major browsers would have any problem, and my
own testing seems to confirm this on various win32's,   (why ROLE though?
we already have supporting UA's for REL/REV, introducing ROLE seems
strange, but I've not looked at the rationale behind it.) They're also
exposed in the DOM of IE so tools could be built on top of it.

> Of course, HTML WG are saying that XHTML 2.0 doesn't have to be
> legacy-safe, but I am still concerned to come up with usages that are.

I think in WAI terms, we do have to be legacy safe unless there's some
incredibly powerful reason, anything that breaks current access technology
is dangerous.

Jim.
Received on Saturday, 20 October 2001 15:33:25 GMT

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