Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Jordan Reiter (
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 05:31:25 -0500

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Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 05:31:25 -0500
To: Arnaud Le Hors <>
From: Jordan Reiter <>
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
Cc: Dave Raggett <>, Rob <>,

At 2:14 AM -0500 07-22-1997, Arnaud Le Hors wrote:
>Jordan Reiter wrote:
>> I looked over the list of link types.  The Anchor element supports REL and
>> REV attributes.  What about listings for these?  Is there the same
>> limitations (I hope not!).  I think some very useful LINK possibilities,
>> such as links to the author of the webpage ("Made") are very necessary.
>I don't see why you thinnk there is a limit of possible values. The spec
>lists some values as an _example_ but it definitely allows for more. So
>does the DTD.

According to the specs:

: Authors may use the following recognized link types, listed here with their
: conventional interpretations.

I took the "may" as "these are the link types that Authors are permitted to
use" not as "if you wish, you can use these link types".  I suppose this
was a case of misinterpretation. :-)  The use of the term "may" can be
fairly ambiguous and as such it might make sense to modify the statement.

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