[whatwg] Absent rev?
martin at weborganics.co.uk
Thu Nov 20 06:58:32 PST 2008
Martin McEvoy wrote:
> @rev = This relates to That, or a rev="help" link indicates that the
> current document is "help" for the resource indicated by the href.
> @rel = That relates to This, or a rel="help" link indicates that
> the resource indicated by the href is "help" for the current document.
> Anyway I give up, this discussion is getting a little too testy, If
> you, And many others don't understand the point I am trying to make,
> what progress is there to be made, Its all just wasted time (something
> I don't have right now), Im sure HTML5 will be great for Browser
> Vendors, for the Humble author well we'll see.
> Thanks everyone for your...er...kind words
> see ya ;-)
I agree Almost ALL cases of rev="made" rel="author" can be used INSTEAD,
I apologize over my denial of this fact, the truth is Most people do not
use @rev=made the same way as I would :-[
I had a look at over 150 (not a lot but this was done my manually
looking at the source of the pages) examples of rev="made" almost 90%
were links like this,
<link rev="made" href="mailto:USER at HOST"/>
the rest were like this
<link rev="made" href="http://HOST.DOMAIN"/>
<a rev="made" href="http://HOST.DOMAIN">foo</a>
<a rev="made" href="mailto:USER at HOST">foo</a>
In all the cases I looked at rel="author" can be used Instead,
Moral: Should have done my homework FIRST :-)
Its still a shame to lose @rev though It has been around for a while
http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/draft-ietf-iiir-html-01.txt and despite its
misuse its still a very handy attribute (used in the right way)
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