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RE: Use of 'link' header in HTTP

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 08:57:00 PST
To: "James Clark" <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: "XML Syntax WG" <w3c-xml-syntax-wg@w3.org>, <www-xml-stylesheet-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001be7617$55d684c0$aa66010d@copper.parc.xerox.com>
James, it's the timing. The revised HTTP RFC has already
been approved, it's in the HTTP editor's queue. So by the
time the XML recommendation issues, the new HTTP specification,
with Link removed, will be published.

The problem with "link" was that it wasn't specified or
implemented well enough to be included in a Draft Standard.

If you don't want to remove the reference, at least update it
or generalize it. For example, change:

 # HTTP [RFC2068], section 19.6.2.4, allows stylesheets to be
 # associated with XML documents by means of the Link header.
 # Any links specified by HTTP Link headers are considered to
 # occur before the links specified by the xml-stylesheet processing
 # instructions. This is the same as in HTML 4.0 (see section 14.6).

to:

 # In some cases, a stylesheet might be associated with an
 # XML document by means of some external context. For example,
 # earlier versions of HTTP ([RFC 2068], section 19.6.2.4)
 # included a "Link" header that could be used for this purpose.
 # Any links specified by such mechanisms are considered to
 # occur before the links specified by the xml-stylesheet processing
 # instructions. This is the same as in HTML 4.0 (see section 14.6).

Larry
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