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Re: link relation "external", was: Link relation types and validity in <link>, was: ACTION-182 and Issue-27

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:46:02 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=rzH2h+GhXwwA3LW4T__n-+zGzJAu+ujNhOxKL@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
> 1) The description doesn't really explain what it's for.

There's room for editorial improvement here, sure.

> 2) I'm not sure why the use case is considered valid; what's wrong
> with using a CSS class for it?

"When a practice is already widespread among authors, consider adopting
it rather than forbidding it or inventing something new."[1]

> 3) And finally, I'm not convinced that there's any point in forbidding
> it in <link>. If it's used for <a> styling, it could be used for
> <link> the same way (if links get displayed).

But <link> links don't get displayed.


1. http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#pave-the-cowpaths
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