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[Bug 16510] New: microformats wiki existing-rel-values page not consulted for <a rel='category tag'>

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Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:22:51 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-16510-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16510

           Summary: microformats wiki existing-rel-values page not
                    consulted for <a rel='category tag'>
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: paul@sparrow-hawk.org
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


According to
http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-html5-20110525/links.html#other-link-types:

"Conformance checkers must use the information given on the Microformats wiki
existing-rel-values page to establish if a value is allowed or not: values
defined in this specification or marked as "proposed" or "ratified" must be
accepted when used on the elements for which they apply as described in the
"Effect on..." field, whereas values marked as "discontinued" or not listed in
either this specification or on the aforementioned page must be rejected as
invalid. Conformance checkers may cache this information (e.g. for performance
reasons or to avoid the use of unreliable network connectivity).

When an author uses a new type not defined by either this specification or the
Wiki page, conformance checkers should offer to add the value to the Wiki, with
the details described above, with the "proposed" status.

Types defined as extensions in the Microformats wiki existing-rel-values page
with the status "proposed" or "ratified" may be used with the rel attribute on
link, a, and area elements in accordance to the "Effect on..." field. [MFREL]"

The Validator does not currently consult that page and marks <a rel='category
tag'> as invalid despite 'category tag' being list on
http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values#HTML5_link_type_extensions
with Status = "proposed"

The error message given is:

"Syntax of link type valid for <a> and <area>:
    A whitespace-separated list of link types listed as allowed on <a> and
<area> in the HTML specification or listed as an allowed on <a> and <area> on
the Microformats wiki without duplicate keywords in the list. You can register
link types on the Microformats wiki yourself."

which implies that the Validator knows of the microformats wiki
existing-rel-values page...but just isn't consulting it when checking the
validity of a/@rel.

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