Re: LinkType MADE

Benjamin Franz (
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 07:33:57 -0800 (PST)

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 07:33:57 -0800 (PST)
From: Benjamin Franz <>
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Subject: Re: LinkType MADE

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor wrote:

> As far as I can tell the HTML 4.0 specs don't mention the use of LINK
> REV=made.  How can the most useful link relation be omitted?

Possibly because both 'made' and 'owner' have been so extensively strip
mined by web crawling spambots that even people who *used* to use them now
deliberately omit them to reduce their junk mail load. I *NEVER* expose an
email address on a web page directly if I can help it. And I would say
they are of very little use otherwise since you couldn't even fill the
fingers of one hand with the number of browsers that do something
intelligent with it. Last time I checked, even Lynx couldn't handle
anything except mailto: for the HREF - handling http: would be much
better since I could direct people to a page with real information.

Benjamin Franz