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Re: link relationships

From: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 08:13:36 +0100
To: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030705071336.GB16281@ophelia.goddamn.co.uk>
On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 12:03:20AM -0500, Brant Langer Gurganus wrote:
| That is the case with the informatively defined and often given example:
| <blockcode>
| <link href="mailto:webmaster@domain.com" rev="made">
| </blockcode>
| In that example, the webmaster@domain.com made the page, not the other 
| way around.  

No, you have things the wrong way around. Your example says "this e-mail
address was made by this page", which usually will not make sense,
unless its a page generated by the final stage of a webmail signup
script. :-)

Basically, you use rel to describe how other pages relate to this one,
and rev to describe how this page relates to others.

rev is almost always redundant: rev="next" is almost always better
described as rel="previous". rev="up" arguably has some use, as there is
no such thing as rel="down".

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