Re: Link Header draft

On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:03:38 +0200, Phil Archer <> wrote:
> In brief: the Protocol for Web Description Resources is about providing  
> small amounts of metadata about a lot of resources for use cases ranging  
> from trustmarks through child protection to licensing. Such descriptions  
> are as applicable to things like images and movies as they are HTML  
> documents - hence the need for an HTTP-based linking mechanism and the  
> availability of something very much like HTML Profile so we can define  
> what rel="powder" means. (As an aside, we'll be arguing for the  
> retention of Profile which seems to be under threat at the moment in  
> HTML 5 & XHTML 2 but that's a different matter).

Why not simply register "powder" as a rel-value? Using profile for that  
only makes it more complicated for authors and processing software.

(The WHATWG has put up a wiki page where you can register a rel value as experiment.)

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 09:14:28 UTC