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

On 05.08.2010 22:05, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Julian Reschke<>  wrote:
>> 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"?
> Don't really have a horse in this race, but this logic would allow us
> to add an element for declaring external links because "using elements
> in markup isn't something new".
> The real question here is if using class names to declare external
> links is something new.
> I'm also not a big fan of standards specifying specific classnames.
> ...

Oh, I didn't suggest that. It's up to the page to define the class, and 
CSS rules that make the links display differently.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Thursday, 5 August 2010 20:19:35 UTC