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[Bug 7475] New: Semantics of rel=first and rel=index breaks specs and implementations

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Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 01:58:00 +0000
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           Summary: Semantics of rel=first and rel=index breaks specs and
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: lhs@malform.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The current draft defines semantics for rel="index" and rel="first" that break
with current specs (HTML 4 and XHTML) as well as with implementations (Opera
9.x, Seamonkey and iCab).

In a summary, the draft 

a) makes synonyms out of rel keywords that are not keywords in any other spec
or implementation 

       Example: "begin" and "start" as synonyms for "first". ("First" isn't
defined in specs at all yet.)
       See draft:

b) splits keywords that otherwise are synonyms. 

        Example: "top" is split from "start" and "home" [and made synonymous
with "index" instead see above]
        See draft:

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