Can I use
<link> tags in the body of an HTML page? I tried to find the answer to this question, but found contradictory information.
When adding Schema.org microdata markup to an HTML page, I want to add canonical info in a link tag like this:
<div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Book"> <span itemprop="name">The Catcher in the Rye</span>— <link itemprop="url" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catcher_in_the_Rye" /> by <span itemprop="author">J.D. Salinger</span> </div>
I got the example code above from Schema.org. According to them, this is the way to go for people that want to add a canonical reference to an itemprop, but don't want to place a hyperlink on their website.
W3 however clearly states that
<link> tags should only be placed within the head section, thus making the Schema.org example invalid.
If I want to stick to correct markup, which advice should I follow?