[whatwg] HTML5: New link-types regarding guideline 2.4 in WCAG 2.0

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Apr 12 19:06:31 PDT 2005

Henrik Lied wrote:
> In one of the comments in that post, it was proposed to use the LINK 
> element with a REL attribute which relates to the different sections of 
> the site.
> ...
> NAVIGATION                       Relates to the main site-navigation
> CONTENT                             Relates to the head of content
> ADDITIONAL                       Relates to an additional section, e.g. 
> a sidebar
> DISCLAIMER                       Relates to the copyright-notice/legal 

Hmm, interesting.  They seem like more specific versions of rel="bookmark":

   "A bookmark is a link to a key entry point within an extended

Although, that definition is somewhat ambiguious, as HTML4 doesn't seem 
to define the meaning of "extended document".

Anyway, while on the topic of link types, what does everyone think of 
these "web communication link relationships" [1] that I worked on a few 
months ago?  It includes relationships like: permalink, feed, via, 
related, referral, pingback (borrowed from Pingback 1.0), trackback, 
etc.  Could some of these be improved and included within web apps?

[1] http://lachy.id.au/dev/markup/specs/wclr/

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