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Re: Accept-Transfer header field (was HTTP/1.1 Issues:

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 16:19:39 -0500
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To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: mogul@pa.dec.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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At 22:10 11/19/97 +0100, Koen Holtman wrote:

>It is not really critical whether it is called Accept- or connection:
>something.  I like the connection alternative slightly better.  And no
>gunky parameters about compression quality or dictionaries please --
>adding these would take the whole thing way beyond a 1.1 cleanup, and
>how are we ever going to claim two independent implementations for
>such things if we add them?

I believe consistent header formats with support for generalized parameters
is another cleanup that is worth while judging on the amount of mails on
this list regarding old parsers that would break if new header values were

This is definitely in the "one-hour hacking" range :)

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 19 November 1997 13:28:10 UTC

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