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Re: new html extension proposal

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 10:47:31 PDT
To: ddubois@spyglass.com
Cc: AChen@jgc.com, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <95Aug21.104733pdt.2763@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> The functionality described in this X-ALTSRC tag would be very similiar to
> the Content Negotiation currently in HTTP.  I would be against this HTML
> addition if only for the sole reason it would slow down awareness and use of
> the existing content negotiation capabilities of HTTP.

More than that 'sole reason', content negotiation allows for a server
to support embedded gif, jpeg, pdf, and java. X-ALTSRC restricts the
service to support only one kind of extension instead of multiple
Received on Monday, 21 August 1995 13:47:51 UTC

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