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PaceLinkLength


Abstract

Define a 'length' attribute to Link constructs.

Status

Retracted -- jumped the gun, obsolote now I've written PaceLinkEnclosure

(Also, Atom [WWW]already has this -- RobertSayre)

Related and Conflicting Proposals

PaceEnclosuresAndPix, PaceLinkEnclosure

Rationale

Decouple 'length' from PaceEnclosuresAndPix

Even if PaceEnclosuresAndPix does not get into the spec, a 'length' attribute for <link> elements will still be useful, especially considering that an 'enclosure' or 'attachment' relationship could be added to the IANA Link Relationships Register after Atom goes 1.0.

Proposal

Add to 3.5 a new section.

=== 3.5.x "length" attribute ===

        This attribute's value MUST be an integer number which gives the
        expected size in bytes of the representation received by dereferencing
        the URI in the value of the href attribute.

        Link constructs MAY have a length attribute.

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