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Re: Identifying D-links with "rel"

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 09:11:48 +0200
Message-Id: <199806050711.JAA24756@www47.inria.fr>
To: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
cc: jongund@staff.uiuc.edu, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

> > 
> > So the consensus is that class is really better than rel and we pick
> > something like "wai-dlink" as  a reserved class name?
> > Jon
> > 
> 
> IMHO, the Dardailler-Ragget correspondence did not address specifically 
> the notion of "reserved class name" to be used by user agents. 

What do you mean exactly ?
To me, the reservation comes with the added wai- prefix.
 
> Actually, Ragget suggested that he wouldn't stick to an identical 
> interpretation of rel for LINK and A. Taking Ragget (and not the spec.)
> as the expert on the meaning of rel, it seems that rel is better since
> "conventions" on the meaning of its value are recognized (also 
> by the spec.)

I'd still maintain that CSS1 support i.e. begin able to do 
 
 .wai-dlink { display: none }

(which you can only do is class=wai-dlink is used)

is more important than more focus semantics of rel vs. class.
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