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Re: HTTP response version, again

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 16:20:50 -0800 (PST)
To: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Cc: hedlund@best.com, Daniel DuBois <dan@rafiki.spyglass.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.95.961220161748.2324B-100000@shell1.aimnet.com>


On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, Daniel DuBois wrote:

> Getting users to upgrade their clients is incredibly easy if said clients no
> longer function.

That is only true if the user has the choice AND the problem is general.
If the user is using a UA built into an environment, then may not have
the ability to plug in a replacement. 

More important, if the user gets breakage visiting a few sites (and most
users will not understand anything more complex than it didn't work and
that happens a lot for many reasons) they will just consider it a 
feature of the web and will have now reason to upgrade.

Dave Morris
Received on Friday, 20 December 1996 16:26:12 EST

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