[whatwg] rel/rev for <form> ?

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Sat Nov 5 06:51:12 PST 2005


On Sat, 05 Nov 2005 16:02:19 +0200, Lachlan Hunt  
<lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au> wrote:

> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> After reading through all the messages in this thread so far, I don't  
> think rel and rev are really what you're looking for.  Those attributes  
> specify relationships between resources the resources identified by the  
> form is merely a form processor of some kind and that's not really  
> interesting at all.

Exactly. Those attributes specify relationships between resources, and the  
resources identified by <form>s are not at all interesting. They are just  
form processors.

> What is interesting, however, is the purpose of the form: such as  
> indicating that it's a search form, a login form, comment form or  
> whatever else, and for that rel and rev are not appropriate for use on  
> the form itself.

True. For this, something else is needed, something more complex and  
better suited. Yet, Ian should take into consideration what has been  
discussed in this thread, because web applications can benefit from the  
ability of defining the purpose of the forms (search, comment posting,  
login, etc).

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