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[Bug 26530] New: reverse hyperlink attribute rev missing in HTML5

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Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:19:37 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=26530

            Bug ID: 26530
           Summary: reverse hyperlink attribute rev missing in HTML5
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: CR HTML5 spec
          Assignee: robin@w3.org
          Reporter: cherriedquat@gmail.com
        QA Contact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: public-html-admin@w3.org

Previous versions of (X)HTML had a rev attribute for the a and link elements
(and XHTML 2 for nearly all elements) which allowed to specify the reverse
relationship of hyperlinks.
This is very useful to create Index and Glossary entries in document
collections.
For example, using something like

 <h2 id="compiler_gcc">Support for <a rev="Index">GCC<a></h2>

in a document foo.xhtml could automatically (i.e. using XSLT) create an Index
entry <a href="foo.xhtml#compiler_gcc">GCC</a> in an Index document for that
document collection.

The rev attribute seems to be completely forgotten, as it also is not listed in
11 Obsolete features http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/obsolete.html#obsolete

I think the rev attribute is a great feature, totally underestimated feature,
please do not drop it from (X)HTML.

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