Using tags in feeds or pages?
In doing a little digging I came across the <link> tag. Perhaps this
might be an interesting way to get information about a feed into a
The link tag is supposed to support tags for movement relative to the
current page. At least that's one of it's purposes. I've included
some links about it.
List of link rel tags:
If we're going to advance the connection between what current browser
support and feeds, we should probably look into what their current
environments best support.
If folks are going to put an [XML] button on their page, how about
embedding some meta-data in that? How about an HREF for the main
feed? And if someone's going to use it on an individual item then
how about an HREF that points to it's XML source?
Getting folks to agree to adding something MORE to their web pages
isn't a trivial endeavor. We might as well have something well
On Fri 05-Oct-2001 at 05:37:24PM -0000, Bill Kearney wrote:
> In doing a little digging I came across the <link> tag. Perhaps this
> might be an interesting way to get information about a feed into a
> web page?
Yes, I've been using this for links to RDF metadata :
<link rel="meta" href="dc.rdf" type="application/xml"
title="DC RDF Metadata" />
Something like this would do the job for RSS I guess:
<link rel="rss" href="rss090headline.rdf" type="application/xml"
title="RSS 0.9 Headlines" />
<link rel="rss" href="rss091headline.rdf" type="application/xml"
title="RSS 0.91 Headlines" />
<link rel="rss" href="rss100headline.rdf" type="application/xml"
title="RSS 1.0 Headlines" />
> Something like this would do the job for RSS I guess:The only downside is abusing the REL attribute on the link tag.
> <link rel="rss" href="rss090headline.rdf" type="application/xml"
> title="RSS 0.9 Headlines" />
There's actually quite a few things that are supported as REL
attributes. Quite a lot more than I expected. I have no idea what
supports them or how well.
I'm asking folks to chime in here. I don't know all there is about
meta and link tags.
I'm just asking about getting something put into pages that helps
browsers determine there's XML feed material available. Cross-domain
access is an issue but it's surmountable with signed code.
- On Friday, October 5, 2001, at 04:28 PM, Bill Kearney wrote:
> I'm asking folks to chime in here. I don't know all there is aboutiCab supports it:
> meta and link tags.
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- Using HTML <link/> to point to syndication feeds has been discussed at
least once , but I don't think anything ever came of it.
Bill Kearney wrote:
> The only downside is abusing the REL attribute on the link tag.Well, the standard reads , "Authors may wish to define additional link
types not described in this specification. If they do so, they should use a
profile  to cite the conventions used to define the link types." So the
most we could abuse rel is the self-abuse of using something without any
Aaron Swartz wrote:
> iCab supports it:Supposedly Mozilla does now, too , but I'm curious how either of them
handle unknown rels such as "syndication". From this bug  I'm guessing
for Mozilla it's "not very well," at best.
- On Saturday, October 6, 2001, at 10:59 AM,
>> iCab supports it:iCab puts them in a nice little drop down list using the
> Supposedly Mozilla does now, too , but I'm curious how
> either of them
> handle unknown rels such as "syndication". From this bug 
> I'm guessing
> for Mozilla it's "not very well," at best.
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