Re: request to register "cite-as" relation type

Edward Summers <ehs@pobox.com> Wed, 11 October 2017 10:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: request to register "cite-as" relation type
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:55:07 -0400
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> On Oct 11, 2017, at 5:40 AM, Jan Algermissen <algermissen@acm.org> wrote:
> 
> On 11 Oct 2017, at 2:53, Peter Williams wrote:
> 
>> 👍 `cite-as` is a valuable addition to the set of common links.
> 
> Sorry, I am only seeing this discussion now.
> 
> How is this different from the already registered 'bookmark'?
> 
> https://www.w3.org/TR/html5/links.html#link-type-bookmark

That does seem like a logical choice right? The core reason is that (weirdly) the HTML specification that defines rel=“bookmark” does not allow it to be used with a <link> element. For some recent discussion on this see:

    https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/2899

//Ed