[microformats-discuss] url canonicalization
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Sep 26 13:19:12 PDT 2005
This is pretty tied up in the issue of creating a weblog microformat. In
particular, creating (if necessary and if possible) an equivalence
between RSS/Atom/Feed entries and entries within the HTML wevkig, which
of course can be summaries/teasers, complete, on the main page, or in
multiple different archives, and so forth.
Kevin Marks wrote:
> On Sep 26, 2005, at 12:46 PM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
>> On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 21:34:37 +0200, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com>
>>> Perhaps there is a case for using a microformat for declaring one of
>>> these as canonical. It doesn't seem to me that rel="canonical" or
>>> rel="self" will cover this.
>> rel="alternate"? It's in the HTML 4 spec so you don't have to write
>> up a microformat. :o)
> Alternate is fine, except it doesn't indicate which should be
> considered the preferred one, and is also combined with other
> indicators (eg lang)
> Expressing which is the canonical link alternative is useful.
> Possibly related is this discussion on translations from January:
> http://epeus.blogspot.com/ 2005_01_01_epeus_archive.html#110513233021128637
> There the notion of rel="original" and rel="translation" was mooted.
> I think the notion of "canonical" is distinct from this.
> The other possibly-related term is rel="bookmark" which indicates which
> link to preserve for later reference (used for blog permalinks among
> other things).
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