[whatwg] HTML 5: Wording of "license" link type is too narrow
arne at thaw.de
Wed May 28 05:50:20 PDT 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 28 May 2008, Arne Johannessen wrote:
>>> In particular, we don't want people to use rel=license to point to
>>> trademark licenses or patent licenses that _aren't_ copyright
>> Why not, what's the downside?
> It dilutes the point of the feature. The idea is to provide a way
> for tracking pages that are covered by a particular copyright license.
Ah, makes sense.
>> What is the correct way to mark up links to, say, a trademark
>> license _not_ covering copyright, given the current draft of the
> Something like:
> <p><small>See our <a href="trademark.html">trademark
All right, so in other words there is no special mark up for this
> In practice it's a non-issue since people rarely have Trademark
> Same with Patent licenses.
I was about to suggest adding a note explaining the reason for not
using rel=license to mark up trademark license links, but that's
pretty pointless in practice. I now think the current wording of the
spec is fine.
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