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Re: [link draft] Changing the model for links

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:26:40 +0200
To: "Phil Archer" <phil@philarcher.org>
Cc: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <op.ur2cmqw064w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>
On Wed, 08 Apr 2009 12:23:23 +0200, Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>  
> Yes, I understand that. I'm trying to suggest a general way forward. If  
> "alternate stylesheet" is the only contextual relationship already  
> deployed (?) then an exception can perhaps be made for that but the  
> introduction of "up up" and, no doubt, others in the future, needs to be  
> disambiguated. As it is now, we have two different meanings of rel="x y"  
> depending whether X and y happen to be alternate and stylesheet or some  
> other values.

Yes, you'll have to know the actual values. You'll need to know those  
anyway though to know what the link relation means.

> If such a formalism were to be introduced then "alternate stylesheet"  
> can be deprecated and who knows, might one day even disappear along with  
> <FONT> ;-).

Things do not disappear on the Web :-)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 8 April 2009 10:27:44 UTC

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