[uf-discuss] Contextual link information using microformats

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Nov 17 16:09:44 PST 2006

In Canada, and I suspect many other places in the world, links to
documents and pages in other languages is relatively common.

One can also image that links to English language pages and documents
from non-English language pages is common, due to the preponderance of
English language documents on the web.

Regards, etc...

On 11/17/06, Ben Ward <lists at ben-ward.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.
> Ben
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David Janes
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