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[whatwg] scope of link type "license"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 22:56:52 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906032255180.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> 
> I am unsure on what scope the "current document" should have in 
> subsection 5.11.3.9 (Link type "license") of the spec and how it 
> functions (or should play) together with sectioning.
> 
> Let us consider this example, a creative-commons-licensed video:
> 
> <figure>
>     <video src="foo.ogg"/>
>     <legend>
>         <a href="http://example.org/person/misterx" rel="author">
> 	Mister X.
>         </a>
>         <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"
> rel="license">
> 	CC BY-SA 3.0
>         </a>
>     </legend>
> </figure>
> 
> As I understand it, in this example, due to the provision of subsection 
> 5.11.3.3 (Link type "author") "For a [...] elements, the author keyword 
> indicates that the referenced document provides further information 
> about the author of the section that the element defining the hyperlink 
> applies to.", the linked author could be considered the author of the 
> video.
> 
> However, subsection 5.11.3.9 (Link type "license") has no such 
> provision. I therefore propose to amend "For a and area elements, the 
> license keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further 
> information about the author of the section that the element defining 
> the hyperlink applies to." to subsection 5.11.3.9 of the HTML 5 spec.

Your interpretation of the spec is correct. This is based on actual 
implementations of rel=license, which apply it to the whole document. I 
expect that if we need per-sub-resource licensing information then a more 
specific solution will be developed, possibly using the microdata idea.

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