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RE: Link Header draft

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 08:23:39 -0500
To: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003801c75817$4f133760$0702a8c0@Guides.local>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> ...assuming we want a registry. Doing so would be a fairly 
> large change from the model of HTML -- where the profile 
> attribute allows extensibility, and that of Atom, where URIs 
> provide extensibility.

If the rel values beyond those in the HTML spec are ever going to be used
for anything besides a nice little informational note for the 'view source'
reader, we need a registry of some sort to define what each value means.
For example, I could envision a rel="sitemap" pointing to a sitemap of a
specific XML media type.  But if there is no registry, some web developers
might decide it would be cool to start pointing it to human readable HTML
pages, thereby fragmenting the web.  

There might be another way to address my concern, but I think it needs to be
addressed somehow.

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