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Re: Transient content negotiation

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 20:34:28 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199706241834.UAA27586@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: Graham Klyne <GK@acm.org>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, ietf-fax@imc.org
Graham Klyne:
>
[...]
>So, my question is this: even if there is no current requirement for it in
>HTTP, should a 'transient' attribute be recognized for negotiation metadata
>so that future developments don't get spoiled by ad-hoc "cache-busting"
>techniques?

My answer is that there is no need to recognize such an attribute now.

As you noted, have an extension mechanism which allows us to recognize
such attibutes later if we find that we really need them.  I cannot
imagine how a failure to define 'transient' now would lead to the
development of nasty ad-hoc techniques.

>GK.

Koen.
Received on Tuesday, 24 June 1997 11:36:32 EDT

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