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Re: [Lynx-dev] rev=made and identifying page author

From: Ian Collier
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] rev=made and identifying page author
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:35:02 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-08-17)

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 08:09:49PM -0400, Stephen Paul Weber wrote:
> 2) rev=made implies that the email address was made by the page, rel=made or
> rev=made by would be better

I disagree and assert that rel=made would imply that the current
document made the email address.  Which really just goes to show
that it's not possible to infer meaning from the word "made" itself
without reference to some standard.

It's defined, sort of, in HTML 3.2:
as a way of documenting existing practice.  HTML 2 doesn't define the
possible link relationships at all, and there is no HTML 1 spec, but I
remember in the very early days that HTML tutorials used to recommend
putting <link rev=made> near the top of the document.

HTML 4 silently dropped rev=made, and HTML 5 has dropped rev altogether,
creating a new rel=author link type to replace rev=made as it was the
only significant use case of the rev attribute.



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