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Re: Use of Link rel+type for application discovery

From: Andreas Sewe <sewe@st.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 09:27:47 +0100
Message-ID: <49797F83.1020306@st.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de>
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
> This means, when looking to obtain such application specific descriptors, the 'type' of the document is very important. If it cannot be trusted, it seems the implication is that applications must perform this:
> 
> 1. Look for links with the desired 'rel'.
> 2. Sort them in the order of preference based on their 'type' (known types first, blank type second, unknown types last).
> 3. Fetch each linked document until the "right" one is found.

The last one should ideally be 'Fetch each linked document *with the
Accept header set to the known types* until the "right" one is found.'

Just my 2 Zorkmids.

Andreas Sewe

P.S.: Please do us a favor and use a hyphen in your proposed @rel value:
'describedby' is some much less readable than 'described-by'.
Received on Friday, 23 January 2009 08:28:21 GMT

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