[whatwg] Removing @rev

Nicholas Shanks contact at nickshanks.com
Thu May 15 06:05:15 PDT 2008

On 14 May 2008, at 12:11 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 13 May 2008, Křištof Želechovski wrote:
>> Removing @rev is harmful for Lynx because that is how it decides  
>> who the
>> author is.

> Removing rev="" from the spec doesn't preclude Lynx still supporting  
> it
> for legacy documents, and for new documents, rel=author is preferred  
> and
> is trivially supportable given support for rev=made, so I don't think
> this is a particularly convincing argument.

For what it's worth, I always press 'c' before going hunting for a  
contact address. It usually doesn't work, but that's life I guess.

Ian: would it be too much to have the spec say that @rev is valid if  
and only if its value is "made" or "owner"?
That way I can continue supporting older versions of lynx until people  
have updated to a version supporting rel=author

I generally prefer lynx over links, w3m and such when I'm ssh'd into  
another machine, so I don't know much about them, but if they also  
support @rev then that would be more reason to keep it in with these  
fixed values.

— Nicholas.
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