Network Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Internet-Draft                                                greenbytes
Obsoletes: 2731 (if approved)                            August 19, 2009
Intended status: Informational
Expires: February 20, 2010

                          RFC 2731 is Obsolete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

1.  Introduction

   [RFC2731] defines "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML".  Newer
   specifications published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative [1]
   (DCMI), in particular [DC-HTML], have obsoleted this work.

      Note: Implementers of RFC 2731 should note that Section 4.1 of
      [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

   There are no security considerations related to this document.

4.  IANA Considerations

   There are no IANA considerations related to this document.

5.  References

5.1.  Normative References

   [DC-HTML]  Johnston, P. and A. Powell, "Expressing Dublin Core
              metadata using HTML/XHTML meta and link elements", Dublin
              Core Metadata Initiative , August 2008,

5.2.  Informative References

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


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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://

Author's Address

   Julian F. Reschke
   greenbytes GmbH
   Hafenweg 16
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