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Humanist Archives: April 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Humanist 33.750 - LINK implementations across browsers?

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        Date: 2020-04-10 07:01:28+00:00
        From: Norman Gray 
        Subject: LINK implementations across browsers?


On 8 Apr 2020, at 14:32, Francois Lachance wrote:

At long last my question: can any tell me/us what is LINK implementation
like across browsers? Is this still the technical solution for this type 
of linking?

I think that the link element was barely supported in the past, and is
probably even less so now.

The correct answer is probably now one of the group of formats related
to RDFa[1], which embeds metadata within the body of the content.  See
the examples on that wikipedia page; I also (for example) include this
in the HTML that I generate at eg [2].  The slightly broader idea of
'microformats' [3] is also of interest.

There's quite a lot more one could say about the details of this, but
the key question is: does anyone/anything read this?  The 'usage'
section of the RDFa wikipedia page points to [4], which is a survey of
such metadata formats, last updated in November 2019.  That suggests
that RDFa is the least commonly used (that makes me slightly grumbly,
because it's possibly the most principled and flexible, but remains a
bit tricky to use correctly).

Best wishes,


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RDFa
[2] https://text.nxg.me.uk
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microformat
[4] http://webdatacommons.org/structureddata/index.html#toc2

Norman Gray  :  https://nxg.me.uk
SUPA School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, UK

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