[whatwg] Inferring rel="feed" from the media type

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Nov 30 14:30:14 PST 2006

On Thu, 30 Nov 2006, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> > 
> > Fair enough. I'm not sure what a good solution would be then. 
> > Specifying rel="alternate" without specifying the type="" when you're 
> > using Atom as a non-feed format seems like the only workable one.
> How about introducing a new rel keyword: nonfeed? Then one could say 
> rel="alternate nonfeed" and it would be clear that referenced URL 
> contains an alternative representation that is not a feed.

That seems like an overcomplicated solution for an edge case that in the 
real world won't actually affect anyone. I'd recommend that we wait for 
there to be an obvious need before addressing this issue.

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