ISSUE-127: Simplify characterization of link types

link-type-flags

Simplify characterization of link types

State:
CLOSED
Product:
pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Julian Reschke
Opened on:
2010-09-30
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
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Sep/0002.html>.

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [other-link-types]
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-24: Issues, surveys, decisions (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-03-23)
  2. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-127 link-type-flags (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-19)
  3. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-17: Issues, surveys, decisions and task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-03-17)
  4. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-17: Issues, surveys, decisions and task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-15)
  5. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-11)
  6. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2011-03-11)
  7. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-11)
  8. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-11)
  9. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com on 2011-03-11)
  10. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-10: Action items, issues, surveys and decisions (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-11)
  11. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-10)
  12. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-10: Action items, issues, surveys and decisions (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-08)
  13. Re: ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-05)
  14. ISSUE-127: link-type-flags - Straw Poll for Objections (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-04)
  15. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-17: Issues, handling of features, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-20)
  16. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-17: Issues, handling of features, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-17)
  17. CCP for ISSUE-127 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-02-14)
  18. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, survey, A11y TF mini-report, Bug 11984 (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-02-10)
  19. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, survey, A11y TF mini-report, Bug 11984 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-02-09)
  20. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-03)
  21. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-02)
  22. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-01-12)
  23. ISSUE-127 link-type-flags - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-01-12)
  24. ISSUE-127 link-type-flags - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-12-15)
  25. Re: ISSUE-27 Change Proposal: defer to the Microformats community for cataloging HTML rel values (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-12-11)
  26. Re: ISSUE-27 Change Proposal: defer to the Microformats community for cataloging HTML rel values (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-12-11)
  27. 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)
  28. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-01)
  29. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-127 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-30)
  30. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-127 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-30)
  31. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-127 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-30)
  32. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-127 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-29)
  33. Re: ACTION-127 (IANA rel regs that are currently deferred) (from mnot@mnot.net on 2010-11-22)
  34. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-18: status of actions, calls, issues, meeting schedule, timeline to LC status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-21)
  35. Change Proposal for ISSUE-127 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-20)
  36. ACTION-127 (IANA rel regs that are currently deferred) (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-19)
  37. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-18: status of actions, calls, issues, meeting schedule, timeline to LC status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-17)
  38. Updated change proposal for ISSUE-27, was: ISSUE-27(rel-ownership) Call for Change Proposal advocates (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-16)
  39. {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)
  40. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 1 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-09)
  41. {minutes} } HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-21: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, and TPAC (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-10-21)
  42. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-21: status of actions, calls, issues, heartbeat drafts, and TPAC (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-20)
  43. ISSUE-127 (link-type-flags): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-20)
  44. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-23 status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-10-06)
  45. ISSUE-127 (link-type-flags): Simplify characterization of link types [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-09-30)

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Changelog:

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
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Sep/0002.html>.

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [other-link-types]' non-public

Julian Reschke, 30 Sep 2010, 12:35:00

Status changed to 'open'

Sam Ruby, 22 Nov 2010, 00:30:38

Product changed to pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec

Sam Ruby, 29 Jan 2011, 18:22:25

Status changed to 'closed'

Sam Ruby, 19 Mar 2011, 14:26:28


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