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Re: [whatwg] New approach to activities/intents

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:36:25 +0100
To: rescator@emsai.net, whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Message-ID: <871tp2wiie.fsf@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Roger Hågensen <rescator@emsai.net> writes:

> On 2014-11-13 18:19, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
>> AFAIK, all of these interface details lie outside the scope of the 
>> HTML specification (and rightly so, IMHO). If you need a standard 
>> symbol for bookmarks I suggest to use U+1F516 BOOKMARK, which looks 
>> like this „🔖“. 
> Then don't spec it but advise or suggest it.  Even the bookmark example 
> at 
> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#link-type-bookmark 
> says "A user agent could determine which permalink applies to which part 
> of the spec"
> thereby acting as a advisory hint/best practice suggestion (note the use 
> of "could").
> I also tested the example code (with doctype html obviously) and the 
> browser behaviouir is still the same, rel="bookmark" is simply ignored. 
> In that case shouldn't rel="bookmark" be removed from the WHATWG HTML 
> spec to reflect actual use?

As long as it is produced and there do exist consumers? Probably not –
many browsers also do ignore rel=alternative, the cite attributes on
quotations, the datetime attribute on ins and del elements and so on.

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
Received on Monday, 17 November 2014 04:37:07 UTC

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