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Web Host Metadata (RFC6415)

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Publication Date: 2011-Dec-05
Document File: 32 page(s) / 32K

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E. Hammer-Lahav: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Web-based protocols often require the discovery of host policy or metadata, where "host" is not a single resource but the entity controlling the collection of resources identified by Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) with a common URI host [RFC3986], which can be served by one or more servers.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)              E. Hammer-Lahav, Ed. Request for Comments: 6415                                       B. Cook Category: Standards Track                                   October 2011 ISSN: 2070-1721

                            Web Host Metadata

Abstract

   This specification describes a method for locating host metadata as    well as information about individual resources controlled by the    host.

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/rfc6415.

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Hammer-Lahav & Cook          Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6415                        host-meta                   October 2011

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

      1.1. Example ....................................................3

           1.1.1. Processing Resource-Specific Information ............4

      1.2. Notational Conventions .....................................5

   2. Obtaining host-meta Documents ...................................6

   3. The host-meta Document ..........................................6

      3.1. XML Document Format ........................................7

           3.1.1. The "Link" Element ..................................7

   4. Processing host-meta Documents ..................................8

      4.1. Host-Wide Information ......................................9

      4.2. Resource-Specific Information ..............................9

   5. Secur...