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Re: HTTP/1.0 Internet-Draft 01 Available

From: lilley <lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 14:57:16 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <8477.9508101357@afs.mcc.ac.uk>
To: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Cc: lilley@afs.mcc.ac.uk, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Roy Fielding said:

>[I said]:
> >Is there any particular reason the HTML version has gone from a nicely 
> >chunked set of pages to one massive document? Pulling over several hundred K 
> >of html just becuase I forgot what a 406 response code was seems less than 
> >desirable.
 
> Several reasons.  1) We no longer have access to WebMaker;
>                   2) WebMaker (or at least the old one) did not provide
>                      stable names for the chunks;

OK yes that is indeed a problem. We use Webmaker here and find that to 
be a pain, especially in a document that gets updated regularly.

>                   3) What I do have is MifMucker.
> 
> >Could I ask for a chunked version (again) please?
 
> Only if you generate it yourself.  You can do so from the current
> version in HTML, or I can provide the MIF file. 

We are trying out a new product called HTML Publisher, so that might 
be interesting. However, it is a time limited demo and expires end August.

> However, I wouldn't
> bother, because a new draft will be out in less than two weeks.
> The single-file version (note that I created the fragment ids by hand)

Ouch... yes, no point if it will be superceded as soon as it is built.

> is more stable.  I will try to transfer the fragments to each version.
> 
> When it becomes an RFC, I'll do a completely-hyperized version for
> posterity.  ;-)

Ok well if it is changing every couple of weeks I will just live with it
until it becomes stable. Thanks for the prompt response.

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