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[Bug 8735] Add rel="edit" to list of defined types

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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:28:41 +0000
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Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
         OS/Version|Linux                       |All
           Platform|PC                          |All

--- Comment #1 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com>  2010-01-14 00:28:41 ---
Hit Commit too soon:

rel="edit" indicates a link that can be used to edit the current resource,
e.g., if it's a wiki.  It's been proposed by the Universal Edit Button project
<http://universaleditbutton.org/>.  That documents a number of sites using
either rel="edit", or the older poorly-conceived <link rel="alternate"


Users of rel="edit" include MediaWiki, and therefore Wikipedia.  As far as
implementation goes, there are extensions written for Firefox, Opera, and
Chrome.  It seems like potentially useful semantics, although only for a fairly
narrow class of sites (wikis and CMSes).  I'm pretty sure the level of
implementation and deployment exceeds some currently specced rel values, like
tag, so I don't see why this shouldn't be in the spec.  Are there any specific
standards you'd like to see that this doesn't meet?

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