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Network Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Internet-Draft                                                greenbytes
Obsoletes: 2731 (if approved)                                   J. Kunze
Intended status: Informational                  University of California
Expires: April 11, 2010                                  October 8, 2009

     RFC 2731 ("Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML") is Obsolete

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   This document recommends that RFC 2731, on Encoding Dublin Core
   Metadata in HTML, be reclassified as Historic, as further development

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   of this specification has moved to the Dublin Core Metadata

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1.  Introduction

   [RFC2731] defines "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML".  Newer
   specifications published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative [1]
   (DCMI) over the last decade, in particular "Expressing Dublin Core
   metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements" (DC-HTML,
   <http://dublincore.org/documents/dc-html/>), have obsoleted this

      Note: Implementers of RFC 2731 should note that DC-HTML introduces
      a new requirement with respect to the use of the "head" element's
      "profile" attribute.

2.  Recommendation to Reclassify RFC 2731

   This document recommends that the IESG reclassify [RFC2731] as

3.  Security Considerations

   This document is of adminstrative nature only and therefore there are
   no security relations related to it.

4.  IANA Considerations

   There are no IANA considerations related to this document.

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5.  Informative References

   [RFC2731]  Kunze, J., "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML",
              RFC 2731, December 1999.

   [1]  <http://dublincore.org/>

Appendix A.  Related Discussion on DC-ARCHITECTURE Mailing list (to be
             removed by RFC Editor before publication)

   This proposal has been discussed and approved on the DC-ARCHITECTURE
   mailing list (<DC-ARCHITECTURE@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>, <https://

Appendix B.  Change Log (to be removed by RFC Editor before publication)

B.1.  Since draft-reschke-rfc2732bis-02

   Added John Kunze as Co-Author.  Expand Security Considerations to say
   why there aren't any.  Include title of RFC 2731 into this document's
   title.  Mention that Dublin Core has maintained its version of the
   spec for the last decade.  Add open issue "historic", which is
   waiting for community feedback.

Appendix C.  Resolved issues (to be removed by RFC Editor before

   Issues that were either rejected or resolved in this version of this

C.1.  edit

   Type: edit

   julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2009-09-09): Umbrella issue for
   editorial fixes/enhancements.

C.2.  title

   Type: edit

   ietfdbh@comcast.net (2009-09-09): Include the title of RFC 2731 into
   this document's title.

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   Resolution (2009-10-04): Done.

C.3.  sec

   In Section 3:

   Type: edit

   sm@resistor.net (2009-09-10): LC feedback: explain why there are no
   Security Considerations.

   Resolution: Done.

Appendix D.  Open issues (to be removed by RFC Editor prior to

D.1.  historic

   In Section 2:

   Type: change

   julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2009-10-08): It's not clear whether
   this case is really a candidate for reclassification as "historic".
   After all, the format that was described in RFC 2731 is still in use
   in Dublin Core's DC-HTML; it just got revised.  So simply stating
   that it is obsolete (which would be implied by publishing this
   document) should be enough.

Authors' Addresses

   Julian F. Reschke
   greenbytes GmbH
   Hafenweg 16
   Muenster, NW  48155

   Email: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
   URI:   http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/

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   John A. Kunze
   University of California
   Office of the President
   415 20th Street, #406
   Oakland, CA  94612-3550

   Email: jak@ucop.edu

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