James M Snell
jasnell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 15:18:33 PST 2006
Over on the IETF Atom Syntax mailing list we're discussing whether or
not to pursue the autodiscovery draft that had previously been put on
the table  or to simply point to the HTML5 work and be done with it.
While reviewing the HTML5 draft and comparing that to the Atom
auto-discovery draft, a couple of questions came to mind.
1. Is the order of alternate link rels in a document significant?
2. Are multiple alternate links with the same type attribute
considered to be equivalent regardless of where those links appear
in the document.
Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> Please correct me if I get any of this incorrect, but for the sake of
>> What I did not see in the HTML5 spec is any indication of whether the
>> order of link relations is significant. I'm assuming that means that
>> it is not. I'm also assuming that means that all "alternate feed" link
>> relations, with the same type attribute value, appearing anywhere
>> within the document are considered to be equivalent?
> These are good questions, but you and I are equally able (or unable) to
> answer them. Perhaps they would be better asked to the WHAT WG community
> on their mailing list?
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