[uf-discuss] Contextual link information using microformats

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Fri Nov 17 14:44:50 PST 2006

On 17 Nov 2006, at 18:45, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> hreflang="en"
>> type="application/pdf"
> I wonder how widely used those two are, in real life?

I'd suggest that hreflang is close to minimal, not least because  
there's an assumed (though probably not specified) implication that  
link targets are going to be in the same language as the source page.  
I imagine if cross-language document linking were more commonplace  
there would be more interest and knowledge in @hreflang.

@type is increasingly used and useful though. Auto-discovery  
mechanisms use type="application/rss+xml" and "application/atom+xml"  
to recognise XML feeds.


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