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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:57:27 +0200
Message-ID: <4C5B17A7.8060908@gmx.de>
To: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
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>
On 05.08.2010 21:46, Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> 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]

Is it widespread? Also, how exactly is using class names and CSS for 
styling something "new"?

>> 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.

Actually, they do (in my browser, using an extension).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 5 August 2010 19:58:27 GMT

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