Network Working GroupJ. Reschke
Obsoletes: 2731 (if approved)J. Kunze
Intended status: InformationalUniversity of California
Expires: April 11, 2010October 8, 2009

RFC 2731 I ("Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML") is Obsolete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 of this specification has moved to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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 I  edit   (type: edit, status: closed)
julian.reschke@greenbytes.de2009-09-09 Umbrella issue for editorial fixes/enhancements.
Associated changes in this document: 1, <#rfc.change.edit.2>.
 I  title   (type: edit, status: closed)
ietfdbh@comcast.net2009-09-09 Include the title of RFC 2731 into this document's title.
2009-10-04Resolution: Done.
Associated changes in this document: <#rfc.change.title.1>.

1. Introduction

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

2. Recommendation to Reclassify RFC 2731

 I  historic   (type: change, status: open)
julian.reschke@greenbytes.de2009-10-08 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 So simply stating that it is obsolete (which would be implied by publishing this document) should be enough.

This document recommends that the IESG reclassify [RFC2731] as Historic.

3. Security Considerations

 I  sec   (type: edit, status: closed)
sm@resistor.net2009-09-10 LC feedback: explain why there are no Security Considerations.
Resolution: Done.
Associated changes in this document: 3.

 I There are no security considerations related to this document.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.

5. Informative References

Kunze, J., “Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML”, RFC 2731, December 1999.

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>, <;XwVOng;20090818152516%2B0200>).


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.

Authors' Addresses

Julian F. Reschke
greenbytes GmbH
Hafenweg 16
Muenster, NW 48155
John A. Kunze
University of California
Office of the President
415 20th Street, #406
Oakland, CA 94612-3550