Network Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Internet-Draft                                                greenbytes
Obsoletes: 2731 (if approved)                                   J. Kunze
Intended status: Informational                  University of California
Expires: May 23, 2010                                  November 19, 2009

     RFC 2731 ("Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML") is Obsolete


   This document obsoletes RFC 2731, on Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in
   HTML, as further development of this specification has moved to the
   Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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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,
   <>), 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.  Security Considerations

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

3.  IANA Considerations

   There are no IANA considerations related to this document.

4.  Informative References

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

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   [1]  <>

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.

B.2.  Since draft-reschke-rfc2732bis-03

   Close issue "historic".

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 (2009-09-09): Umbrella issue for
   editorial fixes/enhancements.

C.2.  historic

   Type: change (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

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   that it is obsolete (which would be implied by publishing this
   document) should be enough.

   Resolution (2009-11-19): Remove recommendation to reclassify as

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


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