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RE: [httpbis] #81: Content Negotiation for media types

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:49:46 -0700
To: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "henrik@henriknordstrom.net" <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, "mnot@pobox.com" <mnot@pobox.com>
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My original post was overstated. Content Negotiation works fine
for some purposes, but doesn't work as originally envisioned,
and so the text could be improved editorially. 

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Subject: Re: [httpbis] #81: Content Negotiation for media types

#81: Content Negotiation for media types
 Reporter:  mnot@pobox.com  |        Owner:  LMM@acm.org                                                         
     Type:  design          |       Status:  new                                                                 
 Priority:                  |    Milestone:  unassigned                                                          
Component:  p3-payload      |      Version:  00-draft                                                            
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Comment(by henrik@henriknordstrom.net):

 I disagree that content negotiation does not work in general. Sure it has
 limitations when it comes to wide range properties like Content-Type
 negotiation, but if one considers that clients in most cases MAY retry the
 request with a different Accept setting if the result they got the first
 time wasn't acceptable it still works out quite well even for Accept
 /Content-Encoding. Remember that Accept can include negative selectors
 saying "I do NOT want this" (q=0) as well as positive ones of varying
 degrees (q>0).

Ticket URL: <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/81#comment:4>
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