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Re: [whatwg] Regarding "Examples for rel=tag"

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:03:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Hugh Guiney <hugh.guiney@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1209142102540.1904@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Fri, 14 Sep 2012, Hugh Guiney wrote:
>
> Just saw the following change: http://html5.org/r/7347, and while it's 
> certainly nice to have examples, I don't understand why rel="tag" 
> *always* applies to the whole document.

Because it was invented before <article>, so consumers apply it to the 
whole document and don't know about <article>. In other words, backwards 
compatibility.

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