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Re: New feature negotiation syntax

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Sun, 01 Jun 1997 12:24:48 -0400
Message-Id: <199706011624.MAA04552@devnix.agranat.com>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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>>>>> "LM" == Larry Masinter:

LM> What do you think about splitting out the 'Requirements'
LM> part of the TCN document, and seeing if we can release it
LM> as an Informational RFC that is a product of the working group.

>>>>> "KH" == Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>:

KH> Call for opinions: If you would like to see a TCN requirements
KH> document, please say so on the list or in private e-mail, in which
KH> case I'll summarize on the list.  Note that a TCN requirements
KH> document will contain things like `it has to be a HTTP extension' and
KH> `it must not rely on Java or any other scripting language'.  This
KH> document will not contain all requirements for all forms of
KH> negotiation.

  I think that those constraints, while I agree that they are good
  properties of a solution, may be overly strong language in a
  requirements document.  I do believe that they are strong arguments
  in favor of the current TCN drafts over other proposals that we
  have not really heard yet...

LM> The exact proposal, then, can be released as Experimental.

LM> That would encourage experimentation, and allow simple
LM> migration to standards track if experimentation proved it
LM> successful [...]

  We could work with it in such a framework.

KH> [...] Scott Lawrence tells me that Agranat Systems is implementing
KH> parts already, and that they would like to see it frozen
KH> yesterday.

  I am also very interested in hearing (confidentially and off-list)
  from any browser authors/vendors who are considering even partial
  implementations of these features.  We are interested in comparing
  what we are doing with what may be available on the client side,
  arranging for interoperablity testing, and perhaps eventually

Scott Lawrence           EmWeb Embedded Server       <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.        Engineering            http://www.agranat.com/
Received on Sunday, 1 June 1997 17:37:13 UTC

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