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

From: Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:50:00 +0200
Message-ID: <21606dcf0908310750r2b33913eme88fe456ebb3adcd@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org> wrote:

>
> Regardless, I don't believe a flat registry with one document per rel type
> is going
> to be sufficient. There should be a mechanism within the registry to
> specify per-media-type
> 'clarifications' for each rel type. This is particularly important in the
> case of new
> formats that come along later, like JSON has in the past couple years, that
> weren't around when a rel value was registered.
>
> For example, a new media-type Foo comes along in two years, wants to use
> the link header and all the registered relations make sense except 'up',
> how would
> that be noted in the registry?
>

There's also the option of not listing any standards (except perhaps as
informative references). The registry would give a plain english meaning to
each of the terms and the standards referencing it would describe the
nuances.

Sam
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 14:50:36 GMT

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