When Google Authorship was very much still a thing several years ago, the conclusion was that it was better not to include more than one
<link rel="author"> on any given page.
- 2012 – How to implement rel="author" on a page with multiple authors?
- 2013 – Is Google OK with multiple rel="author" links?
Google Authorship is now a distant memory (Mountain View stopped using it several centuries ago in 2016) but I’m concerned that there may still be something invalid or nonsensical about including more than one
<link rel="author"> in the
<head> of a given document.
My use case involves referencing both an About Page and humans.txt:
<link rel="author" href="https://example.com/about-us/" /> <link rel="author" href="https://example.com/humans.txt" type="text/plain" />
Is there anything – I can’t find explicit confirmation – from the WHAT-WG to confirm that this is valid usage?
Or is there a viable alternative to using more than one
<link rel="author"> element?