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Re: Link Header draft

From: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:44:29 +0100
Message-Id: <8354F36E-90F2-465E-8FAC-3EB7F7C84B34@greenbytes.de>
Cc: "Nottingham Mark" <mnot@mnot.net>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>

Am 12.02.2007 um 16:57 schrieb Anne van Kesteren:

> On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:56:31 +0100, Stefan Eissing  
> <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de> wrote:
>>> On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 09:58:35 +0100, Mark Nottingham  
>>> <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
>>>> Oh - and there's also already an Atom link relations IANA  
>>>> registry, so it would require a certain amount of coordination.
>>>> What do others think? Should there be a single, flat link  
>>>> relation registry?
>>> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/RelExtensions
>> It makes sense to keep a list at a known, stable location, which  
>> then references the defining documents/standards.
> Isn't that exactly what the link above does? (It's not entirely  
> clear to me, as you don't elaborate much on "known", "stable  
> location" etc.)

I personally, would open a wikipedia article on the topic and keep  
all information and references there. Nothing against whatwg, but I  
think wikipedia is more stable (whatever I mean with that).

But it is not my decision. Given the choice, I would prefer a FCFS  
IANA page to no register at all.

>> Making a FCFS IANA as in http://www.iana.org/assignments/http- 
>> parameters would work, although it looks a bit twentycentury.
> One idea Ian Hickson had would be to set up a web service somewhere  
> on whatwg.org which people could use to add new values, which  
> validators could use to update their list, etc.

I think this is good. This could serve as a write-cache and enhanced  
service/linking etc.

However I assume that the IESG would like to have a registry  
somewhere after whatwg has done its excellent work and that  
whatwg.org server dissolves into a pink cloud of happiness.


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