[uf-discuss] rel-license: what does the license apply to? (open issue revisited)

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 15:40:02 PST 2008

Hey Angus,

On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 8:32 PM, Angus McIntyre <angus at pobox.com> wrote:
> I'm in the process of adding 'rel="license"' in the relevant places on
> blip.tv, a video-sharing site, and I've run squarely into the 'open issue'
> raised by Evan on 2006-04-07 (in the wiki). Namely, there's no obvious way
> to specify that the license applies to a content element on a page - a
> picture, a video - rather than the page as a whole.

(I should probably check this before posting... but I'm in a rush...)
>From what I remember of the HTML spec, an <a> element with the "rel"
attribute set applies to all or part of the HTML page.

An example of this is rel-bookmark used for hAtom.

So... the rel-license could apply just to the video.

>From a machine point-of-view, there's no way (that I'm aware of) to
differentiate when the rel-license applies to the whole page or part
of the page.

Suggestions welcome.

See ya

Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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