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Re: webmaster-tag

From: Tim Bagot <tsb@earth.li>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 13:22:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: HTML mailing list <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.96.990603130613.437D-100000@c32.keble.ox.ac.uk>
On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Jun 1999 08:26:15 -0400 (EDT), ruud.steltenpool@philips.com
> wrote:
> [text reflowed]
> > Idea:
> > A standard way to put the webmaster's e-mail address somewhere in the
> > code of a webpage (this of course then would be optional) You can
> > always put it in comments, but someone should tell people to do that in
> > a standard way to make it work
> 
> This idea was already part of HTML 3.2 [1] (but for some reason this
> particular link relation wasn't in HTML 4.0 [2], but it is used):
> 
> <link rev="made" href="mailto:webmaster@foo.com" />

Link types are just CDATA, so that would conform to the DTD. Strictly
speaking, additional values should probably be defined in a profile.  This
in itself probably wouldn't achieve very much though, since the HTML 4.0
recommendation says nothing about the form a profile should take. 

In general, there's no harm in putting it in - either a UA recognises it
or it does not. LINKs as a whole seem for the most part to be rather
poorly implemented for some reason.

Tim Bagot
Received on Thursday, 3 June 1999 09:22:07 GMT

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