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Versions: 00 01 02 03 04 05 rfc5791                        Informational
Network Working Group                                         J. Reschke
Internet-Draft                                                greenbytes
Obsoletes: 2731 (if approved)                                   J. Kunze
Intended status: Informational                  University of California
Expires: June 6, 2010                                   December 3, 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     RFC 2731 ("Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML") is Obsolete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 work.

      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.  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,

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

   [1]  <http://dublincore.org/>

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".

B.3.  Since draft-reschke-rfc2732bis-04

   Add and resolve issues "ref2731norm" and "dcrefnorm".

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.  ref2731norm

   Type: change

   julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2009-12-03): Make thc RFC 2731
   reference normative.

   Resolution (2009-12-03): Done.

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C.2.  dcrefnorm

   Type: change

   julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2009-12-03): Add a normative reference
   to DC-HTML, citing the current version (2008).

   Resolution (2009-12-03): Done.

C.3.  edit

   Type: edit

   julian.reschke@greenbytes.de (2009-09-09): Umbrella issue for
   editorial fixes/enhancements.

Authors' Addresses

   Julian F. Reschke
   greenbytes GmbH
   Hafenweg 16
   Muenster, NW  48155

   Email: julian.reschke@greenbytes.de
   URI:   http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/

   John A. Kunze
   University of California
   Office of the President
   415 20th Street, #406
   Oakland, CA  94612-3550

   Email: jak@ucop.edu

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