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Web Linking (RFC5988)

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Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Document File: 46 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Nottingham: AUTHOR

Abstract

A means of indicating the relationships between resources on the Web, as well as indicating the type of those relationships, has been available for some time in HTML [W3C.REC-html401-19991224], and more recently in Atom [RFC4287]. These mechanisms, although conceptually similar, are separately specified. However, links between resources need not be format specific; it can be useful to have typed links that are independent of their serialisation, especially when a resource has representations in multiple formats.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     M. Nottingham Request for Comments: 5988                                  October 2010 Updates: 4287 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                               Web Linking

Abstract

   This document specifies relation types for Web links, and defines a    registry for them.  It also defines the use of such links in HTTP    headers with the Link header field.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5988.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

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 Nottingham                   Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5988                       Web Linking                  October 2010

    This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF    Contributions published or made publicly available before November    10, 2008.  The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this    material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow    modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process.    Without obtaining an adequate license from the person(s) controlling    the copyright in such materials, this document may not be modified    outside the IETF Standards Process, and derivative works of it may    not be created outside the IETF Standards Process, except to format    it for publication as an RFC or to translate it into languages other    than English.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3

   2. Notational Conventions ..........................................