[uf-discuss] entry permalink in hatom

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Jan 4 12:50:00 PST 2006

On 1/4/06 12:38 PM, "David Janes -- BlogMatrix" <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com>

> Ryan King wrote:
>> On Jan 4, 2006, at 11:49 AM, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
>>> Ryan King wrote:
>>>> In http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Entry_Permalink, we have:
>>>>> This may be a microformat in itself: rel-bookmark.
>>>> Which does not seem neccessary, as 'bookmark' is defined as a link
>>>> type in HTML 4 [http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.12].
>>>> Why don't we just reference the HTML spec here?
>>> I've been kind of pushing this for the last few months in the
>>> background (that is "rel-bookmark"). I was just thinking we'd make it
>>> explicit with a page that basically just references the HTML spec.
>> I'm saying, why not just skip the intermediary?
> To "officially" add it to the knowledge base of microformats, rather
> than just having to having people stumble upon it.

Copying it though violates the DRY principle and unnecessarily introduces a
risk of introducing errors/changes from the spec.

We should not duplicate things from other specs, we should reference them.

Thus perhaps we need a required reading section where we at least list:
 - HTML 4.01: http://w3.org/tr/html401
 - XHTML 1.0: http://w3.org/tr/xhtml1

Alternatively, one might say that the use of rel="bookmark" for blog
permalinks is worthy of documenting as an explicit example, since the HTML
4.01 spec makes no reference to blogs or permalinks.  Briefly here:




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