[whatwg] a rel=attachment

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Jul 15 18:25:27 PDT 2011

Specs *and* publishers/consumers/implementations of rel-enclosure exist (see aforementioned wiki page). And the name is based on re-using the existing term with the same semantic from the Atom spec.

Sorry but the paint on that bikeshed dried a long time ago in an IETF working group far away. ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:20:54 
To: <tantek at cs.stanford.edu>
Cc: Glenn Maynard<glenn at zewt.org>; <whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org>; Jonas Sicking<jonas at sicking.cc>; whatwg<whatwg at whatwg.org>; Darin Fisher<darin at chromium.org>; <ifette at google.com>
Subject: Re: [whatwg] a rel=attachment

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 5:38 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu>wrote:

> * existing rel="enclosure" spec - download the link when clicked/activated.

I object to rel="enclosure" purely on naming grounds.  It is completely
unintuitive.  I don't find the fact that a spec exists for it a compelling
reason to use it.  (Specs exist for lots of things, many of them bad.)


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