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

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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:12:18 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=16510

--- Comment #2 from Paul Biron <paul@sparrow-hawk.org> 2012-03-27 18:12:16 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> The entry in the Microformats wiki page for "category tag" is invalid. The spec
> says "Extension types must be specified with the following information" and
> lists "Specification" after that, and says, "A link to a more detailed
> description of the keyword's semantics and requirements". But the "category
> tags" entry provides no link; instead it says, "No formal specification."
> 
> To make that entry valid, there needs to actually be a link to some
> specification somewhere. As the spec indicates, it could be another page on
> that same Wiki, or a link to an external page.

Thanks for the quick reply.

As I'm not part of the WordPress dev team (just someone who develops sites for
clients in WordPress) I don't know whether there is a spec for "category tag",
but I will open an issue with the WordPress team and ask them to write one if
they haven't already and to then update the entry in the Microformats wiki.

However, with my MSM "pedant" hat on (see [1] :-) I would note that section
4.12.4.17 of the HTML5 spec says:

   ...values defined in this specification or marked as "proposed" or
"ratified" must be accepted...

and that the entry for "category tag" does have a Status of "proposed".  So,
despite the fact that the entry should not have that Status (because it is
incomplete) I still think the validator is not in conformance with section
4.12.4.17 of the HTML5 spec and that this issue should be reopened...but I will
leave that to you to decide.

[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-xml-schema-wg/2012Mar/0010.html

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