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Re: Identifying D-links with "rel"

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 09:26:49 -0400
Message-ID: <3577F219.948618A5@w3.org>
To: nir dagan <dagan@upf.es>
CC: dd@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
nir dagan wrote:
> 
> The rel attribute is a mechanism that is designed for predetrmined names.
> The spec. doesn't say what they are but makes it clear that rel is useful
> only if its value is _commonly_ understood by user agents.

This is the strongest reason to use rel. The HTML 4.0 spec leaves
open the possibility to use any value, but a value is only interesting
when widely recognized. What's the best way to gain wide acceptance?
Bring the UA developers around the table and produce a W3C
Recommendation
that says "The value "dlink" means description link". 

What better way to expand the repertory of rel values? 

 - Ian


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