[whatwg] <link rel=icon width=

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Mon May 5 02:27:24 PDT 2008

On Sun, 04 May 2008 02:38:03 +0200, Ernest Cline  
<ernestcline at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Perhaps, but it means adding attributes to <link> elements that will  
> only be needed for a single link type.  If the use case for these  
> attributes is strong enough to add special purpose attributes for use  
> with only <link rel=icon> then I dare say that it is strong enough to  
> have a special purpose <icon> element so as to keep user agents from  
> having to deal with nonsense such as <link rel=stylesheet height=32  
> width=32>

<icon> would not be backwards compatible. In some user agents (at least  
Opera and Firefox) that would imply a <body> element for instance.

Anne van Kesteren

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