[whatwg] Absent rev?
martin at weborganics.co.uk
Wed Nov 19 06:15:10 PST 2008
Ian Hickson wrote:
> The problem solved by rev=made (or rel=author, which is the same) is the
> problem of how to indicate the author of the page. We have solved that
> problem in HTML5 (with rel=author).
That does not solve the "problem" of rev="made" because its not the same
"author" can relate to multiple instances on a page saying "WE made
this", an Author may have no control over who claims authorship of a page.
"made" is usually a single point perspective, Its a way of authors
claiming their own links in a statement saying "I made This".
rev="made" is subtle but ever so important link relationship for an
author, HTML5 really shouldn't abandon rev because of it.
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