[mb-style] RFC-330: Add Allmusic Relationship Type

jacobbrett jacobbrett at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 19 02:15:38 UTC 2011

Johannes Weißl wrote:
> Hello Nikki,
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 11:27:03AM +0200, Nikki wrote:
>> I don't really see the point in shortening the URLs to just "p4147". We 
>> don't do it for most sites and I'd rather see the full URL on the 
>> relationships tab and "Allmusic" in the sidebar.
> Hmm, I think I misunderstood this part of the template! I wanted to
> refer only to the format of the sidebar, e.g. for Wikipedia:
> "[ICON] en: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"
> My suggestion is that for allmusic it should be: "[ICON] r661152", just
> like for ASINs (since we really link to the IDs, the URL scheme is
> irrelevant). Is that OK?
>> I don't think the first guideline is necessary either, we can just add 
>> the URL formats to the list on 
>> http://wiki.musicbrainz.org/Style/Relationships/URLs#Standardised_URLs
>> Adding some Javascript to clean them up would be trivial (and any that 
>> get through anyway will get cleaned up eventually by someone like me).
> Agreed, I will remove this point! I've already implemented the type on a
> test server, so the Javascript part is done :-)!
>> One other thing, www.allmusic.com or just allmusic.com? Both work 
>> without redirecting...
> I thought about it, and decided for to keep the "www". The URL part is
> irrelevant anyhow (since we are only interested in the ID), and
> google/wikipedia have "www.allmusic.com", so this seems more popular.
> Also all other sites on the style page you mentioned have the subdomain
> included.
> Johannes
Bing links to, simply: http://allmusic.com/

I think in this case, the www subdomain is probably redundant and allowed
for compatibility. I notice Google links to many other websites as
www.domain, when they work fine without a subdomain.

+1 to the RFC and everything else you mention above.

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