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From: Graham Klyne <GK@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 1997 19:35:59 +0100
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To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
I have recently read through 'draft-mutz-http-attributes-02.txt' with an
interest in applying some aspects of the negotiation features to messaging
environments.

I have a few comments which I would like to offer:

* USER AGENT ATTRIBUTE FEATURE TAGS

pix-x<=n,
pix-y<=m,
res<=n,
color<=n,
grey<=n:
The use of '<' does not seem to conform to the syntax given in [5].
Neither the feature tag nor the 'feature-expr' syntax seems to allow the
use of '<'.

UA-media=token:
In this context, the use of the (plural) 'media' in the tag name seems
inappropriate since only one *medium* may be specified.

color<=n,
grey<=n:
I could be wrong but I understood the common American spelling was 'gray'.
This looked odd to me because it seemed to mix English spelling ('grey')
with American spelling ('color').

* NOTATION

Feature tags, paper:
Given that:
   pix-x<=2000
   pix-y<=1000
and
   pix-x<=1000
   pix-y<=2000
would (I assume) be regarded as defining different UA features, it seems to
me that when paper size is specified the orientation capabilities should
also be defined; e.g. '"orientation =" ( "landscape" | "portrait" )' (with
a capability to deal with either assumed if no orientation is specified).

* References

I note that reference [4] could be updated to indicate the RFC number (or
is that reference different to RFC 2068?), and I understand [5] has evolved
to 'draft-ietf-http-negotiation-XX.txt', and others.

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I hope you find these comments helpful, and not unduly trivial.

Reegards,

GK.
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Graham Klyne,            GK@ACM.ORG
System Architect,        Graham.Klyne@Integralis.co.uk
Integralis Ltd.          tel: +44 1734 306060
UK                       fax: +44 1734 302143
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