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[whatwg] Absent rev?

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:35:29 +0000
Message-ID: <4923DDE1.8020501@weborganics.co.uk>
Hello Ian,

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, Martin McEvoy wrote:
>   
>>> The second most common value was rev="stylesheet", which is 
>>> meaningless and obviously meant to be rel="stylesheet".
>>>       
>> And that was the basis of the whatwg decision to drop rev?
>>     
>
> Yes.
>   

Was this the study you based your decisions on?

http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/linkrels.html

>
>   
>> (I am not criticizing just trying to understand it) surely all it needed 
>> was to define some rev values (the same as rel) and people will start 
>> using rev correctly?
>>     
>
> That's backwards -- looking for a problem to fit the solution, not looking 
> for a solution to fit the problem

No not really because If you look at the anyalasis(link above) made in 
2005 rev=made (9th) is used more than, rel start, search, help, top, up, 
author and a whole lot of other link relationships that have made their 
way into HTML5, It doesn't make any sense?

If you have a more up to date study on link relationships, please can I 
have a link?

Best Wishes

-- 
Martin McEvoy

http://weborganics.co.uk/
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