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Qvalues - a nit

From: Graham Klyne <GK@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:39:50 +0000
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19971119113938.00843240@pop.dial.pipex.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 16:08 18/11/97 PST, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:
>Section 3.9 does say
>
>            "Quality values" is a misnomer, since these values merely
>            represent relative degradation in desired quality.
>
>but it also says
>
>	    HTTP content negotiation (section 12) uses short "floating
>            point" numbers to indicate the relative importance
>            ("weight") of various negotiable parameters.

Technically, Qvalues are *fixed* point real numbers.

(Or even just real numbers with limited range and precision.)

GK.
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Graham Klyne
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 1997 07:43:36 EST

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