2010-09-30 12:35:00: Created issue 'Simplify characterization of link types' nickname link-type-flags owned by Julian Reschke on product HTML 5 spec, description 'See http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10644
The spec currently allows link types to have different effects on <link> on
<a>. That contradicts the goal of having consistent semantics of link
relations, independently on where they appear.
In fact, none of the currently defined link relations differ in this; the only
difference is that some are said not to be allowed on certain elements (whether
*that* is a good idea is a separate issue).
Proposal: change the spec to define "effect on" for *all* elements, and have a
separate flag/column to describe where they are allowed.
This will simplify registries (see ISSUE-27
), and also discourage definition of
link relations that indeed have different semantics on different elements.
Related mailing list thread: around
HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [other-link-types]' non-public [Julian Reschke]