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Re: Hyperlinks and content negotiation

From: Thomas Broyer <t.broyer@ltgt.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 15:45:03 +0200
Message-ID: <a9699fd20910170645o79a68300wbbe968e4c8f88af9@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mike Kelly <mike@mykanjo.co.uk>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 6:19 PM, Mike Kelly <mike@mykanjo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello list,
> Thanks in advance for your time and attention on this. With that, I'll get
> straight to the point:
> HTML does not currently provision for hyperlinks to indicate a specific
> content-type preference for the Accept header of a given request.

Just so that others know, I was sure we already had this discussion
already, and it appears you started it on the WHATWG list almost
exactly one year ago:

Unfortunately, because it was cross-posted to the rest-discuss list
and not everyone was subscribed to both lists, it's quite hard to
follow the thread in either archives, so I'd recommend searching by
the mail subject: "HTML5 and RESTful HTTP in browsers"

The conclusion was (more or less, as there hadn't really had a
conclusion) that it's HTTP-specific and HTML shouldn't have special
attributes that only work (have significant meaning) in specific
circumstances (using an HTTP URI in the <a href="">)

Thomas Broyer
Received on Saturday, 17 October 2009 13:45:37 UTC

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