Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Reschke
Request for Comments: 5791 greenbytes
Category: Informational J. Kunze
ISSN: 2070-1721 University of California
RFC 2731 ("Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML") Is Obsolete
This document obsoletes RFC 2731, "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in
HTML", as further development of this specification has moved to the
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI).
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RFC 5791 RFC 2731 Is Obsolete February 2010
[RFC2731] defines "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML". Newer
specifications published by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
(http://dublincore.org/) 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
2. Security Considerations
This document is of administrative nature only and therefore there
are no security relations related to it.
3. 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,
[RFC2731] Kunze, J., "Encoding Dublin Core Metadata in HTML",
RFC 2731, December 1999.
Julian F. Reschke
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John A. Kunze
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