[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #18128: Remove unsupported sequential link types

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Fri Jul 15 14:05:35 UTC 2011

#18128: Remove unsupported sequential link types
 Reporter:  Elpie         |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Validation    |    Version:  3.2.1
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:  needs-patch
 All sequential link types used in WordPress, with the exception of the
 link rel='prev' and link rel='next' that are output by
 adjacent_posts_rel_link_wp_head, are unsupported by any browser or
 assistive device.

 These were considered in the early drafts of the HTML5 spec but were
 officially removed last year. See: [http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public

 Now that the default theme shipping with WordPress is using HTML5 it makes
 sense to remove the unsupported link types. Leaving them in invalidates
 TwentyEleven and once the HTML testing tools are improved this will become
 obvious to users.

 Recommend removing the relevant functions from link-template.php and the
 actions from default-filters.php

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18128>
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