[manifest] HTTP-based solution for loading manifests

Would any potential implementer consider supporting a HTTP based solution to loading manifests? 

The rationale being:

"For manifests it is much more commonly going to be the case that there's existing content that people want to add a manifest to. Doing that by editing each and every HTML file or HTML-outputting server side script seems likely to in many cases be much harder than adding a config setting [on the server] that adds a link header."

It would mean using something like the HTTP `Link:` header defined in [RCF5988] or a new HTTP header like `Manifest:`. 

So, something like the following in the case of [1]: 

Link: </manifest.json>; rel="manifest"

Or the following in the case of a new header: 

Manifest: /manifest 

Please see the following for discussion:

[RFC5988] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5988

Marcos Caceres

Received on Wednesday, 11 December 2013 03:48:50 UTC