[whatwg] Where did the "rev" attribute go?

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Thu Jul 13 06:58:48 PDT 2006

On Jul 13, 2006, at 2:57 AM, Robin Lionheart wrote:
> ...
>> Do the benefits of the computer having such knowledge outweigh the 
>> cost of the human labor required to mark up names?
> Good question. I expect many Web authors would not avail themselves of 
> the option of using <name> even if it were available.
> ...

Indeed, because it wouldn't offer them any presentational benefit 
(except in the sort of gossip columns that have name {font-weight: 

Perhaps someone could ransack the W3C mailing list archives and find 
out why all the new inline semantic elements in the HTML 3.0 draft 
survived (with minor modifications) to HTML 4, *except for* <person> 
and <au>[thor]. <http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/logical.html>

Matthew Paul Thomas

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