Re: [link-relations] NEW RELATION REQUEST - pingback

Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> Wed, 11 August 2010 03:21 UTC

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Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 03:22:04 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
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On Wed, 11 Aug 2010, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
> Overall looks good; two issues:
> 
> 1) the template should be in the draft.

The draft is frozen. Is there no way to register a link relation for old 
drafts? The HTML4 relations were registered without modifying HTML4, no?


> 2) a document published on a personal web site doesn't meet the 
> requirement for the reference to be an RFC or Open Standard.
>
> RE #2: there are a couple of things you could do to address this, but 
> probably the easiest would be to submit it to the RFC Editor for 
> publication as an independent submission Informational RFC. If you'd 
> like details on how to do this, just ask.

I'm not especially interested in publishing this document through the IETF 
process (it would appear to be entirely busywork with no upside); does 
that mean that it isn't possible to register this relation?

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