Re: [Ietf-message-headers] provisional registration Accept-Datetime header

Herbert van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com> Thu, 20 May 2010 16:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Ietf-message-headers] provisional registration Accept-Datetime header
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Hi all

I added explanations about the headers in:

* http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/quick-start/
* http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/http/

I added the discussion email address to:
* http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/

I hope this helps.

Herbert

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 9:34 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

> * Herbert van de Sompel wrote:
> >Forgive me for the brevity, but I thought I was following the procedure
> >described in http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3864.
> >
> >=> For a very brief overview of the use of the proposed headers, see
> >http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3864 , section "The Memento Solution, Part
> 1".
> >
> >=> The templates list 2 email addresses: my personal one and the
> >memento-dev@googlegroups.com group where tech discussions about the
> Memento
> >framework take place.
>
> You cited http://www.mementoweb.org/guide/http/ as the specification for
> the two header fields. I think the specification (not the registration)
> should include an email address where comments on the headers could be
> sent and it should include a definition for the header fields. Consider
> how RFC 2616 defines the 'Allow' header, to pick a random example:
>
>  The Allow entity-header field lists the set of methods supported
>  by the resource identified by the Request-URI. The purpose of this
>  field is strictly to inform the recipient of valid methods
>  associated with the resource. An Allow header field MUST be
>  present in a 405 (Method Not Allowed) response.
>
>      Allow   = "Allow" ":" #Method
>
> This defines what kind of header it is, what its purpose is, and what
> the syntax for the header field ist. There is no corresponding text in
> your specification, it is not clear, for example, whether one can use
> other time zones than GMT in the header fields. I am not saying the two
> headers cannot pass review without adding the email address and a good
> definition, but it would sure be nice to have those.
> --
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Herbert Van de Sompel
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