Link Relation Types for Web Services
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Mark Nottingham <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Link Relation Types for Web Services' to Informational RFC (draft-wilde-service-link-rel-06.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Link Relation Types for Web Services' (draft-wilde-service-link-rel-06.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-wilde-service-link-rel/
Technical Summary Many resources provided on the Web are part of sets of resources that are provided in a context that is managed by one particular service provider. Often, these sets of resources are referred to as "Web Services" or "Web APIs". This specification defines link relations for representing relationships from those resources to ones that provide documentation, descriptions, or metadata for these Web services. Documentation is primarily intended for human consumers, whereas descriptions are primarily intended for automated consumers; metadata is supposed to be information about a service's context. It also defines a link relation to identify status resources that are used to represent operational information about service status. Working Group Summary This is not a product of any WG, however HTTPBIS WG was made aware of this document. Document Quality The Document Shepherd thinks that Informational is appropriate for this document; it's not likely to cause harm, and it may do some good, but it hasn't been widely reviewed or implemented enough to make it standards-track. Personnel Mark Nottingham is the document shepherd; Alexey Melnikov is the responsible Area Director.