Draft Specification 2005-12-07
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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.
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.
<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>
This section is informative. The following implementations have been developed which either generate or parse rel-home links.
Ed. : links to follow
- Opera browser supports rel="home"
- FireFox Link Toolbar - need to confirm
- Dive Into Accessibility (Mark Pilgrim)
Ed. : need to track down previous discussions, e.g. re. Opera
- If you have any questions about rel-home, check the rel FAQ, and if you don't find answers, add your questions!
- Please add any issues with the specification to the separate rel-home issues document.