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[whatwg] Absent rev?

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:53:26 +0100
Message-ID: <4922D6E6.6020207@lachy.id.au>
Martin McEvoy wrote:
>  From the "real world" found here: 
> http://nfegen.wordpress.com/2008/03/28/micrordformats/
> 
> <p>I read an interesting post recently, <a 
> href="http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/2008/03/so-how-about-using-rdfa-in-microformats.html" 
> title="Link to Mark Birbeck blog post">?So how about using RDFa in 
> Microformats??</a>....</p>
> 
> An explicit one way relationship I might like to add to the hyperlink 
> above may be rev="reply"
> 
> <a rev="reply" 
> href="http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/2008/03/so-how-about-using-rdfa-in-microformats.html" 
> title="Link to Mark Birbeck blog post">?So how about using RDFa in 
> Microformats??</a>

It seems the "real world" example you point to doesn't actually use such 
a relationship, so I don't see how it qualifies as being real world 
example in this case.

In any case, if there was a real use case for such a relationship, then 
it rel="reply-to" would seem to be more appropriate.  It's meaning would 
then be roughly analogous to that of the In-Reply-To email header field. 
  (Although, I'm not convinced that there is a use case that really 
needs solving here, and speculating about the use of hypothetical 
relationships doesn't really provide any compelling evidence in support 
of the rev attribute.)

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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