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Re: Content Type

From: Victor Engmark <victor.engmark@cern.ch>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 11:46:24 +0100
To: www-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060322104624.GC20436@imap.cern.ch>

Sylvain Hellegouarch:

> >What if browsers could negotiate support with the server using e.g.
> >namespace URIs, where these would reference either a standard, part of
> >it, or some pre-defined support level? Poof, SVG 1.1 Tiny 95% supported,
> >CSS 3 10% supported, DOM level 2 80% supported, etc..
> >  
> This would not work because your percentage does not say what it covers. 
> A browser can support 10% of XForms but it does not say exactly what it 
> does support. It would work only if specification provided those levels.
> 
> Say levels A, B, C and D defined by a given specification, UA could say 
> I support level A and we would know what that covers.

Any classification scheme could be used, but I still think percentages are
useful as a compromise between specifying each and every structure
supported and pretending support for "level A" when it in fact supports
only 80% of it.

"Atomic" negotiation would be useful, but I believe it would have to be
moved to a separate request/response to avoid information overload.

-- 
Victor Engmark
"Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum viditar" - "What is said in latin,
sounds profound"
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 10:46:34 GMT

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