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New content negotiation drafts available

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 14:35:44 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199702051335.OAA09683@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>

I have made new versions of the transparent content negotiation drafts
available at the usual place:

 http://gewis.win.tue.nl/~koen/conneg/

There are two new drafts:

1. draft-ietf-http-negotiation-00.txt 
     `Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP' 
     Defines the core mechanism. Standards track. 

2. draft-ietf-http-rvsa-v10-00.txt 
     `HTTP Remote Variant Selection Algorithm -- RVSA/1.0' 
     Defines the remote variant selection algorithm version 1.0. 
     Standards track. 

These are the result of splitting the previous draft
draft-holtman-http-negotiation-04.txt in two, as discussed at the December
IETF meeting.  

As usual, there are text versions, HTML versions, and versions with
changebars.

Major changes are:

     - The scope of the `network negotiation algorithm' has been
       limited to variant selection by servers on behalf of the user
       agent only.  The algorithm has been renamed to `remote variant
       selection algorithm', and has been moved to a separate draft.

     - A mechanism to negotiate on the use of remote variant selection
       algorithms was added.

     - The two cases `request from negotiating user agent' and
       `request from non-negotiating user agent' have been decoupled
       completely.

     - A `fallback variant' option has been added.

We hope to do a last call on the first draft above very soon.  

There is one small outstanding issue (URN's vs. the neighbors definition)
which did not make it into the drafts, I will report on it later.

Happy reading!

Koen.
Received on Wednesday, 5 February 1997 05:46:36 EST

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