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Re: Color content negotiation

From: <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 11:06:04 +0200
Message-Id: <199509080906.AA185371202@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>, fielding@beach.w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I'm beginning to think that the problem of matching UA capabilities to
available formats is a problem that needs to be addressed outside the
HTTP spec.

Basically the same problem cropped up in MIXER (X.400 gateways), and is
already endemic in MIME networks.

I believe we would be well served by trying to write down what it makes
sense to say about UA capabilities, what a content sender should do when
it knows the UA capabilities, and what possible formats exist for expressing
those capabilities.

When we have that, it makes sense to talk about how to move this info
in an HTTP transaction.

Now - is the right place to hash it out on this list, create a new WG, or
to do something else?

             Harald A
Received on Friday, 8 September 1995 02:12:27 EDT

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