[whatwg] Removing @rev

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Thu May 15 10:16:28 PDT 2008


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 6:05 AM, Nicholas Shanks <contact at nickshanks.com>

> 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.

I thought the "rev" attribute was being added back?  (Someone... I can't
remember who... came on the Microformats mailing list, a while ago, and said
something to that effect.)

Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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