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Re: draft-nottingham-http-link-header-01.txt - problem with default relationship base URI

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 17:44:45 +0200
Message-ID: <484020ED.9030000@gmx.de>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org

Jonathan Rees wrote:
> Re http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-nottingham-http-link-header-01.txt :
> 
> Relationship values are URIs that identify the type of link.  If the
>    relationship is a relative URI, its base URI MUST be considered to be
>    "http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations.html#", and the value
>    MUST be present in the link relation registry.
> 
> My understanding of the way that a relative URI gets combined with a 
> base URI (RFC 2396 section 5.2) is that if you combine the above base 
> URI with "next" you get
> 
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/next
> 
> not
> 
> http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations.html#next
> 
> and I think you intend the latter, not the former.

This is a known problem; IANA is serving the link relations page at 
<http://www.iana.org/assignments/link-relations.html>, but RFC4287 says 
that the base URI is <http://www.iana.org/assignments/relation/>. See 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2008JanMar/0543.html>.

 > ...

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 30 May 2008 15:45:27 GMT

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