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[whatwg] Rel and META values

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 13:28:17 +0200
Message-ID: <4A630351.6090402@gmx.de>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> The other issue is Mark Nottingham's Web Linking draft[2].  It section 
>> 6.2, it establishes its own Link Relation Type Registry and the process 
>> by which additional link relations are added.  It would seem to me that 
>> it would be prudent to have a single registry and process for both HTML5 
>> and the Web Linking draft.
> 
> Web Linking isn't really compatible with the HTML5 spec as far as I can 
> tell. For example it doesn't let you create types that depend on the other 
> types present (e.g. as we do with "up" and "alternate"), it doesn't let 

1) Is this a good idea in the first place?

2) See also the last paragraphs in 
http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06.html#rfc.section.A.p.12>.

> you add other attributes (as we do for "icon" and sizes=""), it doesn't 

See above.

> define how the linking fits into the processing models for other 
> technologies (e.g. where style sheets from Link: headers fit in to the 
> cascade), and so on. Mark is aware of these issues, but has declined to 

Could you clarify why that needs to be specified there?

> make his draft handle them. At the moment, HTML5 doesn't hook rel="" into 
> the Web Linking registry.

The Web Linking spec is in IETF Last Call, and if you think these issues 
need to be resolved, you should send a comment to ietf at ietf.org (see LC 
announcement: 
<http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-announce/current/msg06309.html>

BR, Julian
Received on Sunday, 19 July 2009 04:28:17 UTC

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