[whatwg] scope of link type "license"
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 3 15:56:52 PDT 2009
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Nils Dagsson Moskopp wrote:
> I am unsure on what scope the "current document" should have in
> subsection 126.96.36.199 (Link type "license") of the spec and how it
> functions (or should play) together with sectioning.
> Let us consider this example, a creative-commons-licensed video:
> <video src="foo.ogg"/>
> <a href="http://example.org/person/misterx" rel="author">
> Mister X.
> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"
> CC BY-SA 3.0
> As I understand it, in this example, due to the provision of subsection
> 188.8.131.52 (Link type "author") "For a [...] elements, the author keyword
> indicates that the referenced document provides further information
> about the author of the section that the element defining the hyperlink
> applies to.", the linked author could be considered the author of the
> However, subsection 184.108.40.206 (Link type "license") has no such
> provision. I therefore propose to amend "For a and area elements, the
> license keyword indicates that the referenced document provides further
> information about the author of the section that the element defining
> the hyperlink applies to." to subsection 220.127.116.11 of the HTML 5 spec.
Your interpretation of the spec is correct. This is based on actual
implementations of rel=license, which apply it to the whole document. I
expect that if we need per-sub-resource licensing information then a more
specific solution will be developed, possibly using the microdata idea.
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