ISSUE-124: nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link>

rel-limits

nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link>

State:
CLOSED
Product:
pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Julian Reschke
Opened on:
2010-09-15
Description:
There has been some objection to the nofollow, noreferrer and bookmark relations being limited to the <a> and <area> elements:

"It's unclear why these link relations can not appear on a <link> element (the
same could be asked about "bookmark" and "external", but let's focus on these
for now)....

The reasoning: 'to simplify UA requirements' doesn't compute; by treating <a>
and <link> differently you actually make things more *complicated*."

Others argue that this makes things simpler.

"iI's totally unclear why bookmark is restricted to
<a>/<area> - why shouldn't it also provide a permalink for the whole document
when appearing on <link>?

This is an arbitrary restriction which just complicates the registry (no matter
where it is; separate issue)"

The scope of this issue is keeping or removing this limitation on nofollow, noreferrer and bookmark relations.

Related bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10172
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10412

(raised on behalf of Julian Reschke)

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [link-type-nofollow link-type-noreferrer]
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Related emails:
  1. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-12-08: actions, issues and task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-12-08)
  2. RE: RDF Web Apps ISSUE-124 (was: Re: Request for Review of RDFa Lite FPWD) (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-12-08)
  3. RDF Web Apps ISSUE-124 (was: Re: Request for Review of RDFa Lite FPWD) (from msporny@digitalbazaar.com on 2011-12-07)
  4. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-27 rel-ownership (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-04-08)
  5. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-24: Issues, surveys, decisions (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-03-23)
  6. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-127 link-type-flags (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-19)
  7. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-124 rel-limits (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-19)
  8. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-04)
  9. Re: ISSUE-124, Re: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-03)
  10. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-03-03)
  11. Re: ISSUE-124, Re: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-03-02)
  12. Re: ISSUE-124, Re: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-03-02)
  13. ISSUE-124, Re: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-02)
  14. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-02)
  15. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-03-01)
  16. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-02-28)
  17. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-02-28)
  18. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-02-28)
  19. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-02-28)
  20. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-02-28)
  21. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-28)
  22. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-28)
  23. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-27)
  24. Re: ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-27)
  25. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-24: Action items and Issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-24)
  26. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-24: Action items and Issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-23)
  27. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, (see also ISSUE-124) (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-21)
  28. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, (see also ISSUE-124) (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-21)
  29. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-21)
  30. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-21)
  31. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-21)
  32. combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-21)
  33. ISSUE-124: rel-limits - Straw Poll for Objections (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-21)
  34. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-17: Issues, handling of features, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-20)
  35. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, survey, A11y TF mini-report, Bug 11984 (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-02-10)
  36. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-03)
  37. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-02)
  38. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-16)
  39. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-09: status of actions, calls, new decisions (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-16)
  40. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-16)
  41. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-12-15)
  42. Re: {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-09: status of actions, calls, new decisions (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-12-09)
  43. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-09: status of actions, calls, new decisions (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-12-08)
  44. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-12-02)
  45. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-01)
  46. Re: ISSUE-124 CP 2 (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-11)
  47. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-11)
  48. Re: ISSUE-124 CP 2 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-11)
  49. Re: ISSUE-124 CP 2 (from pjt47@cam.ac.uk on 2010-11-11)
  50. Re: ISSUE-124 CP 2 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-11)
  51. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-11)
  52. ISSUE-124 CP 2 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-10)
  53. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-10)
  54. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-10)
  55. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-11: status of actions, calls, issues, Task Force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-10)
  56. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-10)
  57. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from jonas@sicking.cc on 2010-11-10)
  58. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-10)
  59. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-10)
  60. Re: ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-10)
  61. ISSUE-124 rel-limits - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-10)
  62. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 2 (3rd time's the charm) (from mike@w3.org on 2010-11-10)
  63. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 1 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-09)
  64. Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-07)
  65. Slightly updated CP for 124, was: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-07)
  66. Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-05)
  67. Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from annevk@opera.com on 2010-11-05)
  68. Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-05)
  69. Re: Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from annevk@opera.com on 2010-11-05)
  70. Change proposal for ISSUE-124, was: ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-05)
  71. ISSUE-124 (rel-limits): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-04)
  72. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-09 status of calls, heartbeat, last call; task force reports; bugzilla notifications, discussion guidelines (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-09-15)
  73. [Bug 10412] restriction of 'bookmark' to <a>/<area> is arbitrary (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2010-09-15)
  74. [Bug 10172] nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link> (from bugzilla@jessica.w3.org on 2010-09-15)
  75. ISSUE-124 (nofollow-limits): nofollow/noreferrer not allowed on <link> (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-09-15)

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