Re: Frames Are Improving

Marc Salomon (marc@ckm.ucsf.edu)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:02:04 -0700


From: "Marc Salomon" <marc@ckm.ucsf.edu>
Message-Id: <9608221402.ZM18355@gaia.ckm.ucsf.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:02:04 -0700
In-Reply-To: murray@spyglass.com (Murray Altheim)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Frames Are Improving

Murray Altheim <murray@spyglass.com> wrote:
|I'd caution against making ANY assumptions about screen size or resolution
|(which noboby has mentioned yet).

There's a draft before the HTTP-wg [1] that attempts to address this issue:

                                 ABSTRACT

     User-Agent Display Attributes Headers provide a means for an HTTP
     client  and server to negotiate for content dependent on the
     client display capabilities.  This memo describes the syntax for
     introducing this information into an HTTP transmission.  The
     intent is to present resource variants when available  such
     that a capable server may present documents in a preferred form to
     a client.  If such a preferred form is not available, the server
     should still provide the requested documents.

     This specification is intended as an extension to HTTP/1.1, to
     be implemented using a content negotiation method such as
     transparent content negotiation.

-marc
[1] http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/draft-mutz-http-attributes-01.txt

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