Re: rel=CURIE in RDFa, but rel=URI in Link:

Julian Reschke <>, 2008-09-12 11:27 +0200:

>  Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> >> HTML5, as currently drafted, already allows URIs in link/@rel to the same 
> >> extent @xmlns takes a URI. That is, using a URI as a rel token is allowed 
> >> (if the extension designer registers it on the wiki), but the token is 
> >> compared as a string--not as a URI.
> > Also, note that such tokens (e.g. stylesheet) are compared in an ASCII 
> > case-insensitive manner.
>  ...where does it say that?

It doesn't seem to currently, but I think it's just an oversight.
Where browsers actually do something with them, they seem to
handle them case insensitively. (Right?)

> And what does that imply for the comparison of 
>  relation names that contain non-ASCII characters?

I don't think the spec defines any handling of case folding around
non-ASCII characters, and not sure what if anything browsers
actually do with it either.


Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 09:51:50 UTC