HTML 3.2 PR - rel/rev naming conventions

Tue, 12 Nov 1996 21:41:38 -0500 (EST)

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 21:41:38 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Subject: HTML 3.2 PR - rel/rev naming conventions

	The "W3C Proposed Recommendation 05-Nov-1996" still bases its
REL/REV naming conventions on the expired IETF ID by Murray Maloney and
Liam Quin of SoftQuad Inc., which has been removed from the IETF archive.
          The forward relationship also known as the "link type".
          This defines a reverse relationship. A link from document A to
          document B with REV=relation expresses the same relationship as
          a link from B to A with REL=relation. REV=made is sometimes
          used to identify the document author, either the author's email
          address with a mailto URL, or a link to the author's home page.
   See Internet Draft: draft-ietf-html-relrev-00.txt for information on
       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
   proposed relationship values. Some of the more common are:
          The link references a document serving as a table of contents.

	In the course of discussions about REL/REV naming conventions
on this list, Harald Alvestrand (IETF Applications Area Director)
invited resubmission of that ID as an IETF Experimental RFC, to which,

On 16 Oct 1996, Liam Quin <>:
>> (EXPERIMENTAL RFC seems about right....we shouldn't require that
>> the Two Big Ones buy into something before experimenting with it....)

	Subsequent discussion on the HTML-WG list of a W3C WebMap draft
which might also involve formulation of REV/REL naming conventions led
to requests that the WebMap draft be made available for public discussion,
to which the chairman of the W3C ERB replied:

>According to the groundrules for the HTML ERB (the forum W3C has set
>up to discuss HTML), the document is confidential to W3C members at
>this time.
>Public information about W3C HTML activities is at:
>The webmap draft is part of our work on "Link Types, Resource Variants
>and Meta Information."

	Clarification of this matter, i.e., what is really intended
by the present reference to an expired, inaccessible IETF ID, seems
in order, ideally before the review period for the W3C "HTML 3.2"
Proposed Recommendation ends on 15th December, 1996.


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