Extension link types and the Microformats.org wiki

Today, I looked into implementing validation for link type tokens (aka.
rel values). I noticed that even though the spec now points to
http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values for link type
extensions, currently there isn't a single registration on that page
that'd meet the requirements that HTML5 places on an extension
registration per

Is anyone familiar with the Microformats.org procedures planning on
starting a table that lists link types that are intended to be
registered extension link types with all the required columns (Keyword,
Effect on link, Effect on a and area, Brief description, Link to
specification, Synonyms and Status) on the wiki page?

Furthermore, what's the expected validator behavior for link types (and
meta keywords) that are in the "Proposed" state and that haven't been
"Ratified"? It doesn't seem particularly useful to spew warnings for
stuff that's in the "Proposed" state if that's going to be the usual
case. OTOH, what's the practical difference between Proposed and
Ratified if both pass a valid silently?

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 12:22:34 UTC