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[Lynx-dev] Re: [whatwg] Removing @rev

From: Nicholas Shanks
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Re: [whatwg] Removing @rev
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 15:05:15 +0200

On 14 May 2008, at 12:11 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:

On Tue, 13 May 2008, Křištof Želechovski wrote:

Removing @rev is harmful for Lynx because that is how it decides who the
author is.

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.

For what it's worth, I always press 'c' before going hunting for a contact address. It usually doesn't work, but that's life I guess.

Ian: would it be too much to have the spec say that @rev is valid if and only if its value is "made" or "owner"? That way I can continue supporting older versions of lynx until people have updated to a version supporting rel=author

I generally prefer lynx over links, w3m and such when I'm ssh'd into another machine, so I don't know much about them, but if they also support @rev then that would be more reason to keep it in with these fixed values.

— Nicholas.

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