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Re: General Questions on HTML5 Link Relations, Registries, etc.

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 18:37:30 +0300
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <1305733050.3054.24.camel@shuttle>
On Wed, 2011-05-18 at 11:13 -0400, mike amundsen wrote:
> Finally, I currently know of four registries that contain some level
> of Link Relation content:
> IANA - http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations/link-relations.xml
> Microformats - http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values
> Paramsr.us - http://paramsr.us/link-relation-types/
> Dublink Core - http://dublincore.org/documents/dcq-html/
> Are there others I have not listed here that should be considered?
> Should these registries be viewed as a related? a co-operating group?
> at odds with each other? From the HTML5 POV, should one or more list
> be viewed as "sanctioned" or canonical while others should be viewed
> as "rogue" or contrary to standards?

Only http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values is referenced from
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/links.html#other-link-types . Thus, the
others have no bearing on HTML5.

As for the content of http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values ,
right now the vast majority of the link types documented there are not
registered with all the data
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/links.html#other-link-types requires
registrations to have, so the pre-existing content on the wiki that
doesn't meet the formalities required by HTML5 has to be considered not
to constitute registrations at this time.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 15:38:08 UTC

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