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Meta data in anchors..

From: Peter J Churchyard <pjc@trusted.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 15:38:09 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <9608071938.AA12085@hilo.trusted.com>
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When following discussions on content negociation and similiar issues,
I often reflect as to whether it would be a good idea to allow meta data
to be embedded in the anchor when a document is retrieved so that if a 
link is to a docuemnt is several formats, the user could xxx-click on the
link and get a menu displayed of the available formats.

Most requests must be made by users clicking on a link. Having meta data
available as part of the link could help to negate some of the
complexity of negociation.

My limited use of Gopher+ has shown this to be very useful. You get to
specify your general preferences but still have the option of easily
fetching an alternate representation. 

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