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[Lynx-dev] RE: [whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for

From: Ian Hickson
Subject: [Lynx-dev] RE: [whatwg] Configure Apache to send the right MIME type for XHTML
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 22:11:47 +0000 (UTC)

On Tue, 13 May 2008, Křištof Želechovski wrote:
> Removing @rev is harmful for Lynx because that is how it decides who the 
> author is.
>    At any time while viewing documents within Lynx, you may use the 'c'
>    command to send a mail message to the owner of the current document if
>    the author of the document has specified ownership. (Note to authors:
>    if you want to assign the ownership to your document, you need to add
>    into HEAD section a LINK element with appropriate value for REV
>    attribute. Two values are recognized: owner and made (these are case
>    insensitive). For example,
> <HEAD>
>     ...
>     <LINK REV="made" HREF="mailto:address@hidden";>

Removing rev="" from the spec doesn't preclude Lynx still supporting it 
for legacy documents, and for new documents, rel=author is preferred and 
is trivially supportable given support for rev=made, so I don't think 
this is a particularly convincing argument.

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