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The Internet Draft (I-D) "Linkset: Media Types and a Link Relation Type for Link Sets" has been updated to version
draft-wilde-linkset-02. It is a draft intended to standardize ways in which services can link to and represent collections of links.
"The Linkset specification defines two media types and a link relation type for sets of links. The media types can be used to represents links in a standalone fashion, in one case in the native format used in the HTTP Link header, and in the other case in a JSON-based format. The link relation can be used to reference these kind of standalone link sets, so that a resource can indicate that additional links putting it into context are available someplace else. One typical scenario is when the number of links to put in an HTTP Link header field becomes too big, and thus these links should be provided by a distinct resource."
An expert in protocol design and structured data, Erik Wilde consults with organizations to help them get the most out of APIs and microservices. Erik has been involved in the development of innovative technologies since the advent of the Web and is active in the IETF and W3C communities. He obtained his PhD from ETH Zurich and served as Associate Adjunct Professor at Berkeley before working at EMC, Siemens and now CA Technologies.