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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-nottingham-http-link-header-01.txt

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2008 17:39:05 +0200
Message-ID: <481F2A19.1010404@gmx.de>
To: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, 'Mark Nottingham' <mnot@mnot.net>, 'atom-syntax Syntax' <atom-syntax@imc.org>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> ...
> How about:
>     Generic-Link: URL=value
> Which is required to be written in exactly that form, the URN denotes
> the relation type, and the URN is always unquoted, absolute, and in
> a canonical form.
> It seems to satisfy the same easy parsing and substitution
> requirements that motivate foo-Link, while providing the flexibility
> of URNs for unregistered relation types.
> ...

What I'm missing a bit in this discussion is the fact that the Link 
header already is specified, deployed and supported by some UAs (such as 
Firefox (*) and Opera AFAIK).

Thus I'd really prefer to *extend* it in a backwards-compatible way (as 
proposed by Mark N.) instead of inventing something new.

BR, Julian

(*) for instance: 
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