[uf-discuss] vote-for

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Oct 31 10:54:53 PST 2006

On Oct 31, 2006, at 12:33 PM, Siegfried Gipp wrote:

>> Using the same semantics for both is like saying a ballot and a
>> polling place are functionally the same thing.  Sure, both are part
>> of voting, but that doesn't make them interchangeable.
> Right. Therefore use rel and rev attribute respectively :)
> Using rel means one type, using rev means the other type.

But that's just not what rel and rev mean.  And this part isn't even  
a meaning we've defined here, so we couldn't change it if we wanted  
to.  It's defined in the HTML spec:

> The rel and rev attributes play complementary roles -- the rel  
> attribute specifies a forward link and the rev attribute specifies  
> a reverse link.
> Consider two documents A and B.
> Document A:       <LINK href="docB" rel="foo">
> Has exactly the same meaning as:
> Document B:       <LINK href="docA" rev="foo">
> Both attributes may be specified simultaneously.


A polling place is not the reverse of a ballot.


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