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[whatwg] Absent rev?

From: Martin McEvoy <martin@weborganics.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:58:32 +0000
Message-ID: <49257B18.9040208@weborganics.co.uk>
Hello

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> @rev = This relates to That,  or a rev="help" link indicates that the 
> current document is "help" for the resource indicated by the href.
> @rel = That relates to This,  or  a  rel="help" link indicates that 
> the resource indicated by the href  is "help" for the current document.
>
>
> Anyway I give up,  this discussion is getting a little too testy, If 
> you, And many others don't understand the point I am trying to make, 
> what progress is there to be made, Its all just wasted time (something 
> I don't have right now),  Im sure HTML5 will be great for Browser 
> Vendors, for the Humble author well we'll see.
>
> Thanks everyone for your...er...kind words
>
> see ya ;-)
>
I agree Almost ALL cases of rev="made" rel="author" can be used INSTEAD, 
I apologize over my denial of this fact, the truth is Most people do not 
use @rev=made the same way as I would :-[

I had a look at over 150 (not a lot but this was done my manually 
looking at the source of the pages) examples of rev="made" almost 90% 
were links like this,

<link rev="made" href="mailto:USER at HOST"/>

the rest were like this

<link rev="made" href="http://HOST.DOMAIN"/>

or this:

<a rev="made" href="http://HOST.DOMAIN">foo</a>

and this

<a rev="made" href="mailto:USER at HOST">foo</a>

In all the cases I looked at rel="author" can be used Instead,

Moral: Should have done my homework FIRST :-)

Its still a shame to lose @rev though It has been around for a while 
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/draft-ietf-iiir-html-01.txt and despite its 
misuse its still a very handy attribute (used in the right way)


Best wishes.

-- 
Martin McEvoy

http://weborganics.co.uk/
Received on Thursday, 20 November 2008 06:58:32 UTC

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