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[ACTION-26] Using media type for content negotiation

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 10:59:35 -0600
Message-ID: <4964DF77.1030701@aptest.com>
To: XHTML WG <public-xhtml2@w3.org>

As a quick follow up to this - I actually believe that the current RFC 
does a decent job of dealing with this.  See 
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3236.txt section 8.  We are not using it, but 
that doesn't mean it is wrong.

Shane McCarron wrote:
> As per our discussion today, I wanted to briefly summarize the issues 
> relating to this action item...
> Essentially, this comes down to how a client can tell a server what 
> flavors of XHTML it supports.  We had discussed in the past using the 
> profile parameter of the media type as a way of doing this.  In the 
> end we recognized that what we should do is extend the RFC so that it 
> describes this convention, perhaps format rules for the value of the 
> profile parameter, and maybe even a reference to a w3c-hosted registry 
> of xhtml family markup languages.  Such a registry would, of course, 
> use RDFa.
> I think this is the core of the issue.  Mark Baker indicated he could 
> help us through the process once we know what we actually want.

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Received on Wednesday, 7 January 2009 17:00:11 UTC

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