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Re: Value of content negotiation? [was RE: content negotiation anti-principle]

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 14:50:51 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
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On Thursday 09 January 2003 07:59 am, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> Just throwing something out: Would it be A. Useful? and B. possible?
> to add  additional attributes to linking elements to specify the MIME
> type required? e.g.
> <a href="foo/" type="text/plain">foo</a>
> <img src="http://maps.yahoo.com/map?zip=10003" type="image/svg+xml" />
> and  perhaps for language as well:
> <a href="foo/" type="text/plain" lang="en-US; en-CA; en-GB; 
> fr-FR">foo</a>

I like the idea generally.  I'm doing work on an alternative linkbase
vocabulary, and explicit support for content-negotiation is a part of
it.  It seems like external linking vocabularies should have a much
easier time addressing these issues, though XLink didn't.
Simon St.Laurent
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