[uf-discuss] Use-check: rel="enclosure" attribute

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Oct 14 03:45:09 PDT 2006

In message
<84ce626f0610131408r4d7dac5ald682cc4ee7ab4682 at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> writes

>On 10/13/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> I have marked up the link to a PDF on:
>>         http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/ladywalk/maps.htm
>> with the attribute
>>         rel="enlcosure"
>> Is that use correct?

>if you were to "save" the document, then you should save all the
>enclosures too.

Yes; but what tools recognise that?

>if you considered that PDF to be "part of" the
>HTML document... then it is correct.

That's my question - is it "part" of that document?

>> what are the advantages of doing so? Are there any
>> tools in the wild, which will make use of that?
>Off the top of my head, both Fireant and Feedburner support rel-enclosure.

I don't know those - but my page is not a feed, so are they relevant?

>I've seen (and even written) Greasemonkey userscripts that support it.

Such as? And in what contexts?

>And have written a webcrawler (and parser) that supports it.

Again, what contexts?

>> I can see the use of a FireFox extension which lists all the attachments
>> ("Enclosures") on ap age. Does such a thing exist, yet? Perhaps 'Tails'
>> might do so?

I've asked on the Tails support page.

Andy Mabbett
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