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Re: Feedback on draft-nottingham-http-link-header-03, was: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-nottingham-http-link-header-03

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 20:46:28 +1100
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3400B08C-69CE-4477-A59D-78B8B77A4ED3@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>


On 10/12/2008, at 8:36 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> On 02/12/2008, at 2:54 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> - We miss a "I18N Considerations" Section. It probably should  
>>> mention IRIs in general, and how to I18Nize the title parameter (- 
>>> > RFC 2231???)
>> How about:
>>      <t>The title parameter is used to label the destination of a  
>> link such that it can be used
>>        as identification within a human-readable menu. The title  
>> parameter MAY have character set
>>        and language information present as per <xref  
>> target="RFC2231"/>.</t>
>> ...
>
> It's good for telling people where to go when they need it. It may  
> not be sufficient for ensuring that recipients actually implement it.

Yes, I had that feeling too, but failed to find a good way to express  
requirements.

> Also note that RFC 2231 encoding affects the grammar.

What's standard practice -- to explicitly call out the * form in the  
ABNF?

>
> That being said, I already volunteered to profile and clarify RFC  
> 2231 for use in HTTP, but I'm not there yet (<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-rfc2231-in-http-latest.html 
> >).
>
> If we can reach agreement that it's sufficient to support only some  
> parts of RFC 2231 (no continuations, no charsets other than  
> ISO8859-1 and UTF-8), I can try to condense that statement into a  
> very short paragraph.


Please do.


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