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Re: Negotiation issue list

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 03:02:50 -0800 (PST)
To: Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com>
Cc: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960228025901.11520t-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Tue, 27 Feb 1996, Murray Altheim wrote:
> Koen,
> 
> I may have a partial solution to the 'long list' problem. Note that one of
> the features of the modular DTD format is that each module has entities
> declared within:
...
> So for feature negotiation, you wouldn't need to specify each and every DTD
> module, simply the overall DTD plus any added extensions.

Well, except that we thus require HTTP servers, or the information 
repository they sit on top of, to "know" that a given FPI represents a 
superset of other FPI's - it the FPI's were just registered bits in a 
64-bit space, that superset would simply be represented by all those bits 
being turned on.  Just more reasons why server-side generation to match 
client-side capabilities is a rathole....

	Brian

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