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Re: Rethinking content negotiation (Was: rethinking caching)

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 17:21:34 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199512291621.QAA08014@wswiop05.win.tue.nl>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Jeffrey Mogul:
>If the content-negotiation subgroup is aware of the need to provide
>a solution to the caching problem, I think the caching subgroup can
>go on our merry way for a while.  Ultimately, the content-negotiation
>subgroup ought to provide a precise definition of how a cache can
>determine if a new request matches the cached response to a previous

I agree this is what the content-negotiation subgroup ought to
provide.  It is on our list of topics.

We will also be discussing whether or not the negotiation mechanism
should yield variant URIs in Location headers, and, if so, how to
prevent spoofing.


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