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Re: what is the spec telling authors about missing link/@rel?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 22:52:09 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909032252030.10423@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Dan Connolly wrote:
> In 4.2.4 The link element:
> "The types of link indicated (the relationships) are given by the value 
> of the rel attribute, which must be present, and must have a value that 
> is a set of space-separated tokens. The allowed values and their 
> meanings are defined in a later section. If the rel attribute is absent, 
> or if the values used are not allowed according to the definitions in 
> this specification, then the element does not define a link."
> If the rel attribute is absent, than the "must be present" constraint is 
> violated and the document doesn't conform. Why tell authors anything in 
> that case?
> Is this supposed to be marked as implementor advice?

Yes. Fixed. Thanks.

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