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link element alternate and self
The value "alternate" signifies that the IRI in the value of the href
attribute identifies an alternate version of the resource described by
the containing element.
The value "self" signifies that the IRI in the value of the href
attribute identifies a resource equivalent to the containing element.
Now I wonder say I have a feed. Each entry has a link element which
should indicate the URI of the resource. That resource being a feed
itself not an entry.
In that case should I use self or alternate? Is it an equivalent
resource or an alternate version of it? The term "equivalent" being
fairly unclear in this context IMO. I assume instead of "alternate
version" it should have been "alternate representation" right?
What's the best practices?