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Re: [XHTML] @show on <a/>

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 10:19:20 +0100
To: "Orion Adrian" <orion.adrian@gmail.com>, www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s51ctrcc16f2qb@quark>

On Mon, 27 Feb 2006 05:15:56 +0100, Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>  

> Better would be rel="external site"; rel="alternate media"; or some
> other meaningful values that would allow the user through the UA to
> produce meaningful logic (e.g. if it's a link to another site, keep it
> in the window; if it's an enlarged version of the same content, open
> in a popup).

I agree that this is a better solution than adding a new attribute,  
although the value should -- if it consists of several words -- be  
hyphenated and not contain spaces. Spaces usually separates several  
different values in attributes (think of the 'class' attribute for  

So it should be 'rel="external-site"', 'rel="alternate-media"' etc.  
Infact, the values 'alternate' and 'related' exists already, and their  
semantics could probably be defined for this use in HTML. See  

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