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

Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> Fri, 13 August 2010 20:04 UTC

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 20:05:03 +0000 (UTC)
From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
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Subject: Re: [link-relations] NEW RELATION REQUEST - pingback
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On Fri, 13 Aug 2010, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>
> Ian, I understand that your argument is that even publishing it on your 
> Web site makes it "permanent and readily available," since it is 
> archived, copied by others, indexed by Google, etc. While that's good 
> enough for your purposes, historically the IETF / RFC Editor have been 
> reluctant to use URIs at all, much less URIs to personal Web sites to 
> define protocols.
> 
> I notice that your document is in the W3C format -- have you considered 
> sending it to them as a Member submission? Alternatively, I'd suggest 
> reformatting as an Internet-Draft and submitting that.

For all intents and purposes, there's nobody working on that spec. I just 
wanted to register the relation because people use it and I figured 
documenting that was an important part of the purpose of the registry. I 
don't have the bandwidth to do anything with it beyond that.

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