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Re: Last Call: draft-nottingham-http-link-header (Web Linking) to Proposed Standard

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:47:34 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4F73665F-0E0E-4D0A-9CBE-3F4A9619DB8F@mnot.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On 20/08/2009, at 9:55 AM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> I would like to request that the registration mechanism be made
>> significantly simpler than the one described in the spec. For  
>> example, a
>> simple mechanism could be just to edit a wiki listing all the  
>> extensions.
> In the IETF, IANA is the mechanism for managing registries like this.

BTW -- to be clear, the current intent of the draft is that most  
relations -- and indeed all ones that are application or format  
specific -- will be extension relations; that is, most people who want  
to define a relation will be using URIs (although syntactically they  
may be different; e.g., RDFa in XHMTL).

This is a marked change from the previous approach, where the URI form  
(in Atom) was largely ignored, and people registered relations with a  
very low bar (giving us some with dubious value, and/or difficulties  
in knowing how to support them).

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 20 August 2009 02:48:15 UTC

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