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Re: Variant IDs

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 1996 23:20:40 PST
To: koen@win.tue.nl
Cc: mogul@pa.dec.com, http-caching@pa.dec.com
Message-Id: <96Feb7.232053pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> In my opinion, it makes little sense to include a
> variant-ID/variant-set mechanism in HTTP unless we can find some
> frequently occurring case where the server does not want to use the
> URI header.  We would just be duplicating the
> `variant-if-modified-since' mechanism of URI content negotiation with
> no good reason.

> Can you think of a frequently occurring case?

Servers that can convert to any of several different charset encodings
will not want to supply a URI header for each.
Received on Thursday, 8 February 1996 07:31:11 UTC

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