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Re: Use of 'link' header in HTTP

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 11:25:17 -0600
Message-ID: <36C06F7D.46AF@w3.org>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
CC: www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org, Makoto Murata <murata@fxis.fujixerox.co.jp>, Jim Gettys <jg@w3.org>
Larry Masinter wrote:
> > I guess I should have finished this ID after all:
> > http://www.w3.org/Protocols/9707-link-header.html
> I found the writeup of this at:
> http://hplbwww.hpl.hp.com/people/ange/archives/archives-97/http-wg-archive/1603.html
> Jim Gettys wrote (about removing the section containing the Link header):
> ==============
> The grounds for removing this section include:
>         1) there are no known implementations
>         2) the WEBDAV group is working in this area, and documenting
> different, and incomplete functions, is a bad idea.

Larry, do you know off-hand how WEBDAV expresses this idiom?

	Link: <mailto:timbl@w3.org>; rev="Made"; title="Tim Berners-Lee"

>         3) there are known problems with some of the proposals: e.g. Link
> sytax does not quite seem to be what the HTML group needs for
> enabling server setting of sytle sheets; its grammar is suspect.  I've
> suggested to Dan Connolly that Link progress as a separate (very short)
> Internet Draft to proposed standard with whatever they need, and hopefully
> quickly.        4) there has been no known discussion of these features on the
> mailing list, and given we don't know of any implementations, going to
> draft standard with these in the document is a bad idea.

Dan Connolly
Received on Tuesday, 9 February 1999 12:28:30 UTC

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