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Re: "index" link relation (ISSUE-118)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:13:31 +0200
To: Tantek Çelik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110629111331038541.40782e7f@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Tantek Çelik, Tue, 28 Jun 2011 18:21:42 -0700:

> I was unable to follow Leif's reasoning - especially as it didn't
> cite/quote anything from the spec or the decisions.

I gladly spell it out for you.

Firstly, it documented that it is impossible to follow the reasoning 
behind your Microformats registratios. The registrations link to the 
ISSUE-118 check-in, but without actually registering the outcome of 
ISSUE-118: [1]

> You purport to have removed what the the working 
> group decision "dropped". But actually you haven't. The Editor's 
> check-in comment, which is the result of the the comment by Maciej that 
> you were linking to, is useful reading in that regard: [1]
> ]] Drop support for rel=up, rel=last, rel=index, rel=first, **and any 
> related synonyms**. [[

Secondly, here are the two decisions citations that you jumped over:

> First citation: 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0204.html

> ]]  the HTML Working Group hereby adopts the "Defer to the
> Microformats community for cataloging HTML rel values" [[

(Note the wording "defer to".)

> Second citation:  
> ]] No objection explained why registration as extensions was 
> insufficient, and such registration would allow more time and freedom 
> to fine-tune the definitions of these relations, independent of the 
> Decision of the Working Group
> Therefore, the HTML Working Group hereby decides to adopt the proposal 
> to drop support for rel="" values based on the lack of interest from 
> implementors and users. [[

(Note how the decision explicitly mentions the option of registering 
ISSUE-118 relations in another registry. And note as well the wording 
"freedom to fine-tune the definitions, independen tof the HTML WG".)

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Jun/0349

Leif Halvard Silli
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