Re: link relationship registration

On 10/12/2008, at 9:52 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:29:02 +0100, Mark Nottingham <>  
> wrote:
>> On 10/12/2008, at 9:04 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> Then again, it seems the HTTP Link you define is not very much in  
>>> line with HTML5 <link>, <a>, <area> anyway.
>> Can you give a little more detail?
> Skimming through the drafts for a few minutes I find at least these:
> In HTML5 the tokens are not URIs and are not really URI-references  
> either because they have to be case-insensitively matched (the HTML5  
> specification is currently wrong on this). ( 
>  and stylesheet are therefore not equal either.)

The registered tokens are effectively tokens, and can be considered  
case-insensitive (see the notes on use in HTML4).

> In HTML5 people can simply provisionally register a new token by  
> putting it on a wiki page. The token does not have to be a URI.  
> (Though it could be a string that is also a URI.)

See the discussion with Phil.

> In HTML5 there is no rev "link-param" because (non-academic) studies  
> have shown that people do not really know how to use it.

See current discussion about deprecating it.

> In HTML5 media, hreflang, and sizes (just for <link>) also influence  
> the relationship. Your draft does not have these "link-param"s.

Other extensions are allowed; again, see the appendix about use in HTML.

Mark Nottingham

Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 11:00:15 UTC