Use of HTML link elements for Pavatar auto-discovery (specification)
»» I realise that this makes parsing slightly easier, but it is
» not that hard to parse without this restriction, especially as easy-to-use
» XML parsers are available for most languages.
A XML-Parser will show you only a parse error on 98% of the websites which are outthere today, I guess. So it is not really helpful, isn't it?
As if there is no other use for this tag as for Pavatar autodiscovery there is no use of a type attribute or changing the attributes order I think. But it is much more difficult to parse if we allow that.
Actually I got the idea from the Pingback spec, see the green note: http://www.hixie.ch/specs/pingback/pingback#TOC2.2
» Also, the requirement for the href to be an absolute URL seems to
» contradict the HTML specifications, which explicitly allow relative URIs
» according to RFC 1808 in this context. What is the reasoning behind this?
The reason was easy parsing again, but after all the time I think it is a unnecessary requirement, I'll perhaps change it in the next version.
Thank you very much for your comment, I really appriciate it :-)
- Use of HTML link elements for Pavatar auto-discovery - qwandor, 28.05.2007, 00:36 (specification)
- Use of HTML link elements for Pavatar auto-discovery - Jeena Paradies, 01.06.2007, 21:17