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Re: Summary of opinions on Negotiate header

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996 14:03:12 PDT
To: koen@win.tue.nl
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Sep30.140312pdt."2760"@golden.parc.xerox.com>
You are concerned about destroying the effectiveness of caches when
using Accept: <negotiable> and Vary: accept to designate variations on
some header other than Accept, e.g., Accept-Language.

Your example is where variants available in languages `en' and `nl',
user requests `dk'.

However, this concern is primarily aimed at the situation where the
cache is unaware of transparent content negotiation. If the cache
_is_ aware of transparent content negotiation, it can engage in
content negotiation directly itself, can't it?
Received on Monday, 30 September 1996 14:08:07 EDT

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