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Issues-list item "QZERO"

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 1997 22:09:09 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199704202010.WAA13727@wsooti08>
To: jg@w3.org
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
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rom the Memphis minutes:

 -- Koen Holtman
    will draft a clarification that a qvalue of 0.0 means "Don't send
    me this."

The clarification (taken from the slide I showed in the Memphis
evening session) is one new sentence in section 3.9 of the 1.1 spec.
The new sentence is between ** **.

 3.9 Quality Values

   HTTP content negotiation (section 12) uses short "floating point"
   numbers to indicate the relative importance ("weight") of various
   negotiable parameters. A weight is normalized to a real number in the
   range 0 through 1, where 0 is the minimum and 1 the maximum value.
   **If a parameter has a quality value of 0, then content with this
   parameter is `not acceptable' for the client.**
   HTTP/1.1 applications MUST NOT generate more than three digits after
   the decimal point. User configuration of these values SHOULD also be
   limited in this fashion.

Received on Tuesday, 22 April 1997 01:04:47 UTC

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