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[wbs] response to 'ISSUE-124: Allow noreferrer and nofollow on <link> - Straw Poll for Objections'

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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'ISSUE-124: Allow
noreferrer and nofollow on <link> - Straw Poll for Objections' (HTML
Working Group) for Toby Inkster.



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Objections to the Change Proposal to allow noreferror and nofollow on
"link"
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We have a Change Proposal to allow noreferror and nofollow on <link>. If
you have strong objections to adopting this Change Proposal, please state
your objections below.
Keep in mind, you must actually state an objection, not merely cite
someone else. If you feel that your objection has already been adequately
addressed by someone else, then it is not necessary to repeat it.
Objections: 
No objection per se, though I think that the "nofollow" link type is
poorly named, and is probably too esoteric to include in the HTML5 spec at
all - it could be moved out of the HTML5 spec and into whatever registry
the HTMLWG settles on for extension link types.




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Objections to the Change Proposal to disallow noreferror and nofollow on
"link"
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We have a Change Proposal to disallow noreferror and nofollow on <link>. 
Keep in mind, you must actually state an objection, not merely cite someone
else. If you feel that your objection has already been adequately addressed
by someone else, then it is not necessary to repeat it.
Objections: 
The RDFa and microdata specs don't differentiate between the rel attribute
on LINK and on other elements.

It seems silly and unnecessarily inconsistent to allow <a href="noreferer
next">...</a> to create a link to the next page which will not send an HTTP
Referer header, and will possibly be included as part of a browser's
navigation toolbar (or in Opera for the Fast Forward feature), while not
allowing the corresponding <link> to do the same.

For nofollow there are perhaps fewer use cases for including them in
<link> elements, but there also seems to be no harm in allowing them to
appear there. The advantages of allowing it to appear on <link> would be
the reduction of differences between rel on different elements, making HTML
easier for authors, and simplifying writing HTML tutorials.


These answers were last modified on 27 February 2011 at 14:00:34 U.T.C.
by Toby Inkster

Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-124-objection-poll/ until
2011-02-28.

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