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Re: "Hash URIs" and content negotiation

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 10:08:25 -0500
Message-Id: <5F77981A-BBC0-4165-97E9-641B5B20799B@gmail.com>
Cc: <danbri@danbri.org>, "'Richard Cyganiak'" <richard@cyganiak.de>, "'Semantic Web'" <semantic-web@w3.org>
To: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>


On Nov 7, 2006, at 2:56 PM, Xiaoshu Wang wrote:

> -Alan,
>
>> Personally, I can't tell why content negotiation is a good
>> idea in any context. To my mind it's hiding interesting
>> information in the innards of a network protocol instead
>> having it explicitly available, in say, OWL or RDF.
>>
>> If you think I'm way wrong, please do flame me. I'd like to
>> be able to see that it *is* a good idea, if that's possible.
>
> I won't make comment on if it is a good idea or not, but content  
> negotiation
> is a necessary mechanism. Accept is in the same spirit of Accept  
> Language,
> right? Do you think Accept Language is a good or a bad idea?

Don't know. Personally I prefer when a list of available languages is  
listed on the web page and I click where I want to go. This seems to  
be the current practice.

-Alan
Received on Wednesday, 8 November 2006 15:08:45 GMT

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