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ISSUE-124 (nofollow-limits): nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link>

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ISSUE-124 (nofollow-limits): nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link>

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/124

Raised by: Julian Reschke
On product: 

There has been some objection to the nofollow and noreferrer relations being limited to the <a> and <area> elements:

"It's unclear why these link relations can not appear on a <link> element (the
same could be asked about "bookmark" and "external", but let's focus on these
for now)....

The reasoning: 'to simplify UA requirements' doesn't compute; by treating <a>
and <link> differently you actually make things more *complicated*."

Others argue that this makes things simpler.

The scope of this issue is keeping or removing this limitation on nofollow and noreferrer relations.

Related bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10172

(raised on behalf of Julian Reschke)
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