[whatwg] typing links
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 30 16:42:32 PDT 2007
On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Ben Adida wrote:
> The REL attribute has been proposed as a means to extract *simple*
> meaning from the HTML. For example:
> By viewing this web site, you are agreeing to its <a rel="terms-of-use"
> UAs could theoretically implement special UI for some of these typed
> links, though certainly it wouldn't be required. Most importantly, an
> automated crawler could glean structured properties from these typed
> links in HTML.
> And, of course, in order to handle the scoping problem of these names,
> one should allow fully qualified names in the REL.
What scoping problem?
> Thus, the HTML above could make use of well-defined properties like
> those of Dublin Core, and look like this:
> By viewing this web site, you are agreeing to its <a
> The only thing that's necessary to enable this right now is to allow the
> REL attribute to be a fully qualified URL. HTML 5 need do nothing more,
> and no requirements need to be made of the UAs. It's an easy way to add
> structure to HTML documents without having to define all the possible
> structural terms.
Actually URLs are already allowed in HTML5 -- anything that doesn't
contain spaces can be used.
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