Re: Linking privacy statements using <link rel=Privacy...>

Andrew Daviel (andrew@andrew.triumf.ca)
Mon, 8 Sep 1997 18:06:04 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 18:06:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@andrew.triumf.ca>
To: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <199709051906.PAA26005@unix.asb.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970908180102.3105B-100000@andrew.triumf.ca>
Subject: Re: Linking privacy statements using <link rel=Privacy...>

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Rob wrote:

> On  5 Sep 97, Milton Calnek wrote:
> 
> > If it's not binding... whats the point?  I mean that as a web developer it's
> > a great idea, as a surfer, I probably wouldn't read the page because there
> > is no garentee that the publisher will follow what they claim is their policy.
> 
> It would be recommended as an encouragement for site maintainers to 
> develop and publicize their privacy policies.

I believe few browsers look at LINK; however, I believe REL is allowed
for HREF so one could have something like
<a href=privacy.html rel=privacy>Our Privacy Policy</a>

I'm not sure which robots look at link; mine treats it the same
as anchor (used for discovery but attributes not currently parsed).

Andrew Daviel
TRIUMF & Vancouver-Webpages