[uf-discuss] Microformat for linking to XML source (to replace
the Structured Blogging plugin's embedding method)
pp at myelin.co.nz
Wed Jan 18 17:03:30 PST 2006
>>>> Anyone know of any prior art?
>>> <link rel="alternate" type="application/xml" />
>> Is that valid inside the HTML <body> block?
> No, but <a rel="alternate" type="application/xml">foo</a> is.
> RTFS: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#type-links.
Excellent - thanks Mark and Ryan! I didn't realise that the "type"
attribute was valid on <a> elements.
Does that require that we serve the XML with the application/xml MIME
type? The spec calls the type attribute an "advisory hint"; I'm not
sure whether this means it has to be correct, or only that it has to be
close enough (e.g. to text/xml or application/something+xml) to let a
reader know that the linked resource is XML.
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