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The Item and Collection Link Relations (RFC6573)

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Original Publication Date: 2012-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2012-Apr-07
Document File: 10 page(s) / 8K

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M. Amundsen: AUTHOR

Abstract

These link relation types can be applied to a wide range of use cases across multiple media types. For example, the 'collection' and 'item' link relation types are used in these media types:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                       M. Amundsen Request for Comments: 6573                                    April 2012 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

                  The Item and Collection Link Relations

Abstract

   RFC 5988 standardized a means of indicating the relationships between    resources on the Web. This specification defines a pair of reciprocal    link relation types that may be used to express the relationship    between a collection and its members.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   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).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see 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/rfc6573.

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   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

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 Amundsen                      Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 6573         The Item and Collection Link Relations       April 2012

 1.  Introduction

   RFC 5988 standardized a means of indicating the relationships between    resources on the Web. This specification defines a pair of reciprocal    link relation types that may be used to express the relationship    between a collection and its members.

   These link relation types can be applied to a wide range of use cases    across multiple media types.  For example, the 'collection' and    'item' link relation types are used in these media types:

   1.  OpenSearch 1.1: see Section 4.5.4.1 of [OpenSearch]

   2.  Maze+XML: see [Maze]

   3.  Collection+JSON: see [CollectionJSON]

2.  Link Relations

   The following link relations are defined.

2.1.  'item'

   When included in a resource that...