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Re: Hyperlinks and content negotiation

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:00:50 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org, Mike Kelly <mike@mykanjo.co.uk>
Message-ID: <20091016200050.GD13561@stripey.com>
Larry Masinter writes:

> > This feature would also break bookmarks: a user could bookmark a
> > page's URL, believing that the URL identifies that page, yet on
> > later visiting that bookmark being served different content.
> 
> The producer of a resource which returns different representations for
> different requests takes the responsibility for insuring that, from
> the producer's point of view, the representations are equivalent.

That they are equivalent doesn't mean that a user has no preference to
which form they receive; if she was viewing one form and stored the URL
to visit later, she will be disappointed if following it serves a
different form -- it may contain the same content, but it wasn't what
she bookmarked.

Smylers
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