[whatwg] rel=bookmark

Kevin Marks kevinmarks at gmail.com
Sat Aug 5 18:19:54 PDT 2017

That use case sounds more like rel="canonical"

On 6 Aug 2017 2:07 am, "Ed Summers" <ehs at pobox.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone can provide any information, or a pointer to
> previous discussion, about why the bookmark link relation can't be used
> with the <link> element [1].
> The topic has come up recently on the IETF link-relations discussion list
> [2] where a new link relation has been proposed to encourage persistent
> linking [3]. The proposed 'identifier' relation seems to closely resemble
> the idea of a permalink (a persistent link) that can be found in the
> definition of bookmark. If bookmark allowed use with the <link> element
> then I think there would be less of a demonstrated need for the new
> 'identifier' link relation.
> Thanks for any information you can provide. I apologize if I'm restarting
> a conversation that has already happened.
> //Ed
> [1] https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/links.html#link-type-bookmark
> [2] https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/link-relations/
> current/msg00670.html
> [3] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-vandesompel-identifier/

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