2010-09-16 16:09:23: Description changed to '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
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
(raised on behalf of Julian Reschke)
HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [link-type-nofollow link-type-noreferrer]' [Julian Reschke]