[uf-discuss] rel-enclosure vs rel-prefetch
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 13:22:20 PST 2006
On 1/13/06, Benjamin Carlyle <benjamincarlyle at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> I happened across a 2003 mozilla faq the other day about its support
> for rel="prefetch" attributes on <link> (but not currently <a>)
> elements. The purpose and function of rel-prefetch seem similar to those
> I understand to be espoused for rel-enclosure.
The two concepts - prefetching & enclosures -- are actually different.
I think these things get somewhat confused because of RSS enclosures.
An enclosure just says that this thing is part of it. An enclosure
is a semantic concept. (It doesn't say to necessaritly prefetch it.)
Now, user agents, in certain contexts, often do in fact prefetch the
enclosures. (Which is how I belive the confusion came about.)
> Are they the same thing?
No. (See above.)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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