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Re: Rewrite of feature tag syntax rules

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 09:46:58 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199705160746.JAA15256@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Roy T. Fielding:
>
>It seems to me that the whole idea has gotten out of control.
>There simply is no point in exchanging feature sets over the
>wire if they can't be exchanged efficiently, 

Please shift your paradigm.  

Transparent content negotiation *does not exchange feature sets over
the wire*.  Efficient wire encodings of feature sets are therefore
irrelevant. 

The whole *point* of TCN is that you don't have to encode your whole
feature set in your request headers.

Koen.
Received on Friday, 16 May 1997 00:49:01 EDT

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