[whatwg] rel=bookmark

Ed Summers ehs at pobox.com
Tue Aug 8 09:58:48 PDT 2017

Hi Kevin,

> On Aug 5, 2017, at 9:19 PM, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:
> That use case sounds more like rel="canonical"

You weren't the only one (myself included) who thought that. Michael Nelson, one of the authors if the identifier I-D, just wrote a blog post explaining why not canonical:


I think I'm convinced that canonical isn't the right fit for what they are talking about. But if rel=bookmark could be used in <link> elements I think it would work better than a slightly similar, oddly named, link relation, which IMHO is bound to cause confusion for web publishers.


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