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[whatwg] Absent rev?

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:12:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4922DB6E.8060404@weborganics.co.uk>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> 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. 
That was  a good example of how Murky @rel is compared to @rev

<a rel="in-reply-to" 
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>

would be 
<http://internet-apps.blogspot.com/2008/03/so-how-about-using-rdfa-in-microformats.html> 
is in reply to the referencing document surely?
> (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.)
>

Thanks

-- 
Martin McEvoy

http://weborganics.co.uk/
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