Web Linking (RFC5988)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-30
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Nottingham Request for Comments: 5988 October 2010 Updates: 4287 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721
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.
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RFC 5988 Web Linking October 2010
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1. Introduction ....................................................3
2. Notational Conventions ..........................................