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


            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
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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Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2014 07:19:38 UTC