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Draft Specification 2005-12-07

Editor/Author

Danny Ayers

Copyright

This specification is (C) 2005-2020 by the authors. However, the authors intend to submit (or already have submitted, see details in the spec) this specification to a standards body with a liberal copyright/licensing policy such as the GMPG, IETF, and/or W3C. Anyone wishing to contribute should read their copyright principles, policies and licenses (e.g. the GMPG Principles) and agree to them, including licensing of all contributions under all required licenses (e.g. CC-by 1.0 and later), before contributing.

Patents

This specification is subject to a royalty free patent policy, e.g. per the W3C Patent Policy, and IETF RFC3667 & RFC3668.

Abstract

Rel-Home is one of several microformats. By adding rel="home" to a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that hyperlink is the homepage of the site in which the current page appears. When the appropriate HTML Meta data profile is in use, the "home" type can be used alongside standard Link Types.

Example usage :

<head>
...
<link href="http://technorati.com" rel="home" />
...
</head>

The rel value may also appear wherever an anchor link may appear, e.g.

<body>
...
<a href="http://technorati.com" rel="home">Home</a>
...
</body>

the author indicates that the linked page is the homepage of the site.

The linked page SHOULD exist. Use of an absolute URI is recommended.

Scope

rel="home" is designed for site navigation purposes, as well as allowing some description of site structure to be derived from individual pages. Typical use might be in the archive pages of a weblog, pointing back to the front page.

XMDP profile

<dl class="profile">
 <dt id="rel">rel</dt>
 <dd><p>
   <a rel="help" href="http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel">
     HTML4 definition of the 'rel' attribute.</a>  
   Here is an additional value.</p>
  <dl>
   <dt id="home">home</dt>
   <dd>Indicates that the referred resource serves as the homepage, 
       of the site which includes the referring page.</dd>
  </dl>
 </dd>
</dl>

Implementations

This section is informative. The following implementations have been developed which either generate or parse rel-home links.

Ed. : links to follow

References

Normative References

Informative References

Ed. : need to track down previous discussions, e.g. re. Opera


Discussions

Q&A

  • If you have any questions about rel-home, check the rel FAQ, and if you don't find answers, add your questions!

Issues

  • Please add any issues with the specification to the separate rel-home issues document.