[whatwg] a rel=attachment
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Jul 16 03:46:39 PDT 2011
On 16 July 2011 02:20, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> 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.)
The above bullet-point is also at odds with:
in which it was claimed in August 2008 that rel="enclosure" is also
for streaming media:
"... that hyperlink is intended to be downloaded (and/or streamed) and
cached (and/or buffered)"
That said, it appears that the definition of rel="enclosure" at:
was never updated to account for that, and this hAudio still has the issue:
which the August 2008 statement was suposedly intended to rectify.
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