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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 10:51:30 -0500
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This draft is a work item of the HyperText Transfer Protocol Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: Scenarios for the Delivery of Negotiated Content
	Author(s)	: E. Hardie
	Filename	: draft-ietf-http-negotiate-scenario-02.txt
	Pages		: 5
	Date		: 18-Nov-97
	
A number of Internet application protocols have a need to provide
content negotiation for the resources with which they interact.  While
MIME media types [1] provide a standard method for handling one
major axis of variation, resources also vary in ways which cannot be
expressed using currently available MIME headers.  This paper asserts
that a cross-protocol negotiation framework is needed, both to
leverage work already done for specific protocols and to allow for
content negotiation when resources will pass through several
protocols on their way from provider to recipient.  To justify the
need, this paper puts forward several content negotiation scenarios
and discusses how they affect the requirements for such a framework.

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