[whatwg] Absent rev?

Ian Hickson wrote:
> The problem solved by rev=made (or rel=author, which is the same) is the 
> problem of how to indicate the author of the page. We have solved that 
> problem in HTML5 (with rel=author).
That does not solve the "problem" of rev="made" because its not the same 
as rel="author"

"author" can relate to multiple instances on a page  saying "WE made 
this", an Author may have no control over who claims authorship of a page.

"made" is usually a single point perspective, Its a way of authors 
claiming their own links in a statement saying "I made This".

rev="made" is subtle but ever so important link relationship for an 
author, HTML5 really shouldn't abandon rev because of it.


Martin McEvoy


Received on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 06:15:10 UTC