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Re: New feature negotiation syntax

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 11:02:29 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199706050902.LAA09339@wsooti04.win.tue.nl>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, dwm@xpasc.com, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Larry Masinter:
>
  [Koen Holtman:]
>> Problem: The HTTP/1.x negotiation infrastructure (Accept headers,
>>   User-Agent header, Vary) is not good enough.
>
>This problem description is not good enough.

I happen to think it is good enough.  Sure, it begs the questions `how
do we know this is a problem' and `what can we do to solve it', but
these are derived questions, they are not the core problem.  And I'm
perfectly willing to repeat the answers to these questions.

>Before you ask me to be more specific ("why isn't it good enough?")
>I'll turn it around and ask the same of you.

You are asking me to read your mind, and I have been hugely
unsuccessful at reading your mind in the past.  So please explain to us
why the above is not good enough.

You, and only you so far, continue implying that content negotiation
is in some sort of requirements/strategy crisis.  It is up to you to
describe the nature of this crisis, so that we can see it too.

>Larry

Koen.
Received on Thursday, 5 June 1997 02:06:46 EDT

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