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Re: Input on request for link relation

From: Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:24:11 +0100
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To: Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>, Atom-Syntax Syntax <atom-syntax@imc.org>, Hadrien Gardeur <hadrien.gardeur@feedbooks.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>
Another requirement I've stumbled on is the ability to group links.
For OCCI for example we want to give users the ability to create their
own actions (eg start, stop, restart) which will be advertised in the
HTTP headers and/or HTML HEAD. Currently each action has it's own
(opaque URI-based) rel so I have proposed class="action" be added for
grouping. Alternatively we could do rel="[http://purl.org/occi/]
action" and refine the action with one or more custom attributes (type
is not really appropriate here, nor when advertising protocol
endpoints like SSH and RDP which is anoter problem we ran into).

Pagination (eg first, last, next, previous) is another potentially
interesting group. Though the semantics are mostly predefined one
could envisage links like "next 100", "next 1000".

Sam on iPhone

On 12/11/2009, at 7:18, Joe Gregorio <joe@bitworking.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 5:26 PM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
> wrote:
>> On 16/09/2009, at 7:46 PM, Sam Johnston wrote:
>>> Would it be possible then to support multiple references so that
>>> people
>>> can see at a glance that a given relation is implemented as
>>> described in
>>> multiple formats (rather than just the first format that happened to
>>> register it)? May well not be worth the maintenance effort.
>> How about adding a new field for references to more information
>> about how a
>> relation is used in a particular context (scoped by context media
>> type)?
>> E.g.,
>> References regarding use in specific contexts:
>>    text/html: [HTML5]
>>    application/atom+xml: [RFC4287]
> Yes, that sounds like a great idea. And vaguely familiar:
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2009JulSep/
> 0699.html
>   Thanks,
>   -joe
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