Application-Level Profile Semantics (ALPS)

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This document describes ALPS, a data format for defining simple descriptions of application-level semantics, similar in complexity to HTML microformats. An ALPS document can be used as a profile to explain the application semantics of a document with an application- agnostic media type (such as HTML, HAL, Collection+JSON, Siren, etc.). This increases the reusability of profile documents across media types. Editorial Note (To be removed by RFC Editor) Distribution of this document is unlimited. Comments should be sent to the IETF Media-Types mailing list (see [1]).


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